A Town Called Solace

by Mary Lawson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0735281297 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmathgirl40wing of Waterloo, Ontario Canada on 2/1/2023
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingmathgirl40wing from Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Journal Entry 2 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
This novel was longlisted for the 2021 Book Prize. It weaves together the lives of an elderly woman dying in a hospital, a young girl whose sister goes missing and a man trying to leave his failed marriage and big-city job behind. Lawson's writing reminds me of Alice Munro's and she explores small-town life in Northern Ontario in the same way that Munro did for Southern Ontario, though there's a little more suspense and darkness in Lawson's writing.

It's surprising to me how completely engrossed I was in the stories of very ordinary people, though perhaps these people encountered more than their fair share of misfortune. I'd also liked Lawson's earlier book, Crow Lake, very much.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
This is my choice for the Favourite Book of 2022 Roundabout hosted by dark-draco. It is actually a second copy, as the first copy has been stalled.

Here is the order in which it will be travelling:

mathgirl40 (Canada)
mcsar (Canada) -- skipped for now
valpete (USA)
Echode (USA)
Cross-patch (UK)
Greenbadger (UK)
Poodlesister (UK)
Estelle1806 (Ireland)
Fifna (Netherlands)
Von Asdrasthe (Austria)
Sonkku (Finland)
Icila (France)

Journal Entry 4 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (2/2/2023 UTC) at Waterloo, Ontario Canada


This book was supposed to go to mcsar, but she cannot be reached, and then to Valpete, but she informed me that she already has access to a copy, so it's now on its way to the next reader on the list, Echode. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Saturday, February 4, 2023
This was a very fast read. Loved all the characters, especially, Clara, who is the delightful 8-year old sister. Glad I was able to read this on an electronic device and have Mathgirl80 forward the hard copy to the next reader.

Journal Entry 6 by wingechodewing at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, February 13, 2023
And it has landed in Seattle! Much gratitude for procuring another copy, mathgirl40...

Finished 2/16/23:
It had me at Moses the cat! (I had my own Moses the german shepherd RIP)
Very engrossing. The author was skilled at writing from the POV of different characters & their distinguishable voices. A small town in Ontario becomes the haven for some messy lives and big mistakes.
It's not a hopeful story, but a great one, nevertheless.

Journal Entry 7 by wingechodewing at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 2, 2023

Released 4 wks ago (3/1/2023 UTC) at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases


On its way to Cross-patch ✈️

Journal Entry 8 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
It has arrived and has joined a very small tbr pile.

Journal Entry 9 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, March 20, 2023
This is a self-confessed book about trust and acceptance. I remember loving Crow Lake, another novel dissecting family relationships. It has left me feeling calm and emotionally satisfied. One cannot ask for more. Thank you mathgirl40.

Released 1 wk ago (3/22/2023 UTC) at -- By Post or by Hand--, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Off to Greenbadger.

Journal Entry 11 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 24, 2023
This has arrived with me, thank you.

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