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Reviews

  • It's already one of my favourite books of the year

    Rachel Joyce
  • She has the God-given ability to convey the complexities of human nature in everyday language... Like a magician, Lawson hides her technique, and makes it all seem as natural as breathing

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • A contemplative story about loss and regret, a slow burn of a read with a fire at its heart

    John Boyne, Irish Times
  • Lawson's writing is such that it appears effortless but, as all the strands come together to create a rich and satisfying tapestry, her genius for storytelling becomes apparent

    Irish Independent
  • The doubts, difficulties and uncertainties of the human condition are carefully examined in a way that is both heartbreaking and joyful

    Scotsman
  • Subtle and darkly funny, this tender novel unspools the interconnected lives of her beautifully drawn characters

    Daily Express
  • An absorbing novel

    Sunday Express
  • Lawson has carved out a world in Northern Ontario that's vividly, absorbingly real... Carries you along from midnight to dawn, oblivious of the time

    Literary Review
  • A Town Called Solace keeps you breathless with anxiety, then relief and finally even joy

    Ferdinand Mount, Observer
  • Close to perfection

    The Times

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