Crow Lake (Today Show Book Club #7)

by Mary Lawson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385337639 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 1/31/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I selected this book at the recently re-opened The Book Thing of Baltimore. Thank you!

After selecting about 100 books, I went for lunch with my two friends to the nearby Papermoon Diner, a Baltimore icon. What fun!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I read another copy of this book in 2009. This is what I wrote about it after I read it...

Kate Morrison is a zoologist who is invited to her nephew's 18th birthday. As Kate contemplates whether or not to also invite her boyfriend Daniel to the party, a flood of memories from Kate's childhood returns. She thinks back upon a time at which a tragedy befell her family and her two older brothers, Mat and Luke, offered to care for Kate and their very young sister Bo.

This is the story of a beautiful and soul-touching sibling relationship, that of Kate and her older brother Matt. I usually don't read stories such as this, but I was hooked by the two older brothers who had much in common with my own two older sons in that they are "similar in differences" (!) of age, character, and physical appearance. I identified with the two brothers right away.

In addition, there is a somewhat dark and edgy feel to this story that kept me turning pages pretty quickly. A family of farmers, the Pyes, seemed to be a little bit "off". I wanted to know what was wrong with them, but the story proceeded by keeping that information merely as a shadowy background issue forcing me to read more quickly to find out.

The themes of this story totally captivated me. It dealt with family allegiance, personal responsibility, the hope for advanced education, and, more to the point, shame. The author does an amazing job of both developing the story and its characters in what turns out to be a very original and deeply moving story.

I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count Release Challenge hosted by Gory Details in honor of the Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count. This book's title contains the word CROW.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, March 05, 2018
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 1 yr ago (4/22/2018 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

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