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Podcast Episode 5
12:00pm

A Town Called Solace

with Mary Lawson
Hosted by the Toronto Star’s Deborah Dundass

A Town Called Solace

with Mary Lawson
Hosted by the Toronto Star’s Deborah Dundass
12
Friday
Mar
12:00pm
Mary Lawson - Photo by Nathaniel Mobbs

Don’t miss Deborah Dundas, Books Editor at the Toronto Star, in conversation with New York Times bestseller Mary Lawson.

 

Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the "wilderness of the human heart,” is back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel that is different in subject but just as emotional and atmospheric as her beloved earlier work.

 

A Town Called Solace opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose's younger sister, the feisty and fierce Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping for her sibling's return.

 

Told through three distinct, compelling points of view, the novel cuts back and forth among these unforgettable characters to uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we're born into and the ones we choose. A Town Called Solace is a masterful, suspenseful and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers.

 

Books are available from our friends at  Perfect Books .

 

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