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The Resource A town called Solace, Mary Lawson

A town called Solace, Mary Lawson

Label
A town called Solace
Title
A town called Solace
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lawson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Solace opens, we meet a Northern Ontario family in crisis: their rebellious teenage daughter, Rose, has disappeared. Weeks have passed with no word, but still Rose's little sister, Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping that Rose will come back. Feisty and fierce, Clara is not only missing Rose; she is also missing her elderly friend and next-door neighbour, Mrs. Orchard, a retired schoolteacher who is away in hospital. While standing at the window, Clara keeps an eye out for Rose and an eye on Mrs. Orchard's house. Then, one afternoon, a strange young man in a strange car pulls into Mrs. Orchard's driveway and proceeds to move into the house as if he owns the place. Which it turns out he does: Mrs. Orchard has died and left it to him. Soon we discover that Clara's beloved Mrs. Orchard has a complicated and tragic past, and the real mystery at the heart of this novel is what happened between her and Liam, the man in the car. Solace is told in three distinct, compelling voices -- Clara's, Mrs. Orchard's, and Liam's -- cutting back and forth to carefully uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we're born into and the ones we choose, and steadily building towards an assured, heart-wrenching and (despite its losses) uplifting ending. A beautifully written, masterful, suspenseful and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers."--
Storyline
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Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2021.
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10940671
Cataloging source
AU@
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1946-
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Lawson, Mary
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Missing children
  • Family secrets
  • Neighbors
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Missing persons
  • Small cities
  • Ontario, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
A town called Solace, Mary Lawson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068088820
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781784743932
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1201533713
Label
A town called Solace, Mary Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068088820
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781784743932
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1201533713

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