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Other Side of the Bridge

by Mary Lawson

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Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
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  • Published Sep 2006
    192 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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A novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession set in the mid-1930s. Two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men - its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax.

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Mary Lawson Author Biography

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Mary Lawson was born and brought up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novels Crow Lake, The Other Side of the Bridge, and Road Ends. Crow Lake was a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. The Other Side of the Bridge was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. A Town Called Solace is her fourth novel. Lawson lives in England but returns to Canada frequently.

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