I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and interview one of my favourite Canadian authors about her new novel ROAD ENDS. Watch the video interview below for insights into Mary Lawson's new novel and find out her interesting inspiration for writing ROAD ENDS. You're also welcome to check out the info on the Retreat Book Club chat for her first novel CROW LAKE and enter the ROAD ENDS giveaways on this blog and the Facebook Bookalicious Page!
ROAD ENDS brings us a family unravelling in the aftermath of tragedy: Edward Cartwright, struggling to escape the legacy of a violent past; Emily, his wife, cloistered in her room with yet another new baby, increasingly unaware of events outside the bedroom door; Tom, their eldest son, twenty-five years old but home again, unable to come to terms with the death of a friend; and capable, formidable Megan, the sole daughter in a household of eight sons, who for years held the family together but has finally broken free and gone to England, to try to make a life of her own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Lawson was born and brought up in the farming community of Blackwell, Ontario. She is a distant relative of L. M. Montgomery, author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Lawson moved to England after graduating from McGill University with a psychology degree in 1968. She is the author of CROW LAKE, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, and ROAD ENDS. Lawson is married, with two sons and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. Mary Lawson and her novels can be found on GoodReads.
BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY
We're giving away 5 copies of ROAD ENDS courtesy of Random House of Canada! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" bubble below. You have until December 27th, 2013 to enter. You must be a YMC member, and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win.
Yummy Rules and Regulations: You must be a YummyMummyClub.ca member to win. Click here to sign up. It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until December 27th, 2013. Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Winners will be picked using www.random.org. See full contest rules.
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BONUS BOOKALICIOUS PAGE GIVEAWAY
Want more ways to win ROAD ENDS? Well, you're in luck my bookish friend! Check out the ROAD ENDS giveaway on the Facebook Bookalicious Page and enter as many times as your heart desires! But wait, there's even more! Fans of Mary Lawson can join a special Retreat Book Club chat with the author, so check out the details below!
RETREAT BOOK CLUB
Random House of Canada will be having a live Retreat Book Club chat with Mary Lawson about CROW LAKE on December 3, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET. Check out the details for RBC's CROW LAKE chat and sign up to join the Retreat Book Club and I will "meet" you there!
Author Mary Lawson photo credit: Graham Jepson