Books by Mary Lawson

Mary Lawson was born and brought up in a farming community in central Ontario. She moved to England in 1968, is married with two sons and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. This is her second novel.


ROAD ENDS by Mary Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Although the novel moves slowly, the characters are riveting and demand sympathy even at their most pathetic. We are left with the sense that to live is to struggle, in cities or in the harsh, Canadian north, and there is nothing to do but the best we can."
Lawson's compelling third novel (The Other Side of the Bridge, 2006, etc.) is about trying to get away—from the past, from tragedy, from grief, and from the inescapable obligations, for better or worse, of family. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE by Mary Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The calm and beauty of the setting pervade Lawson's second novel, intensifying the heartfelt pull of its simple human drama."
Another note-perfect take on coming of age in northern Canada, as beautiful as the landscape is stark, from Lawson (Crow Lake, 2002). Read full book review >
CROW LAKE by Mary Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"A simple and heartfelt account that conveys an astonishing intensity of emotion, almost Proustian in its sense of loss and regret."
A finely crafted debut looks back to a young woman's harshly beautiful childhood in rural Canada. Read full book review >