A Town Called Solace

A Town Called Solace

Summary

**AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO FOUR**

Set in the frozen north of Canada in 1972, this is a novel of painful histories and the moments in life when we can change for the better.

Clara's rebellious older sister is missing. Grief-stricken and bewildered, she yearns to uncover the truth about what happened.

Liam, newly divorced and newly unemployed, moves into the house next door and within hours gets a visit from the police.

Elizabeth is thinking about a crime committed thirty years ago, one that had tragic consequences for two families. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.

**LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE**

'I've been telling everyone I know about Mary Lawson . . . Each of her novels is just a marvel' Anne Tyler

'Close to perfection' The Times

'Exquisitely poignant' Liane Moriarty

Reviews

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

About the author

Mary Lawson

Mary Lawson's first novel, Crow Lake, was loved by critics and readers all over the world; it was translated into 25 languages and published in 28 countries. It was a New York Times bestseller, won the McKitterick Prize and spent 75 weeks on the bestseller lists in her native Canada. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Road Ends, published in 2014, was described by the New York Times as 'tender and surprising . . . a vivid and evocative tale'. A Town Called Solace, published to critical acclaim in February 2021, was an instant bestseller in her native Canada. Mary came to England in the 1960s, and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames.

www.marylawson.ca
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