Book Club: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

Mary Lawson's book Crow Lake

Henpicked’s book of the month for January 2017

Front cover of Crow Lake by Mary LawsonWell some of us enjoyed the festive read Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson and some of us didn’t.

A huge thank you to our book champions and to the Henpicked community for their comments and reviews. If you have any further thoughts please drop them into Disqus at the bottom of the article.

We’re really excited to announce that Crow Lake by Mary Lawson is our book of the month for January, recommended by one of our Henpicked Book Club regulars, Imogen Jamieson, who tells us that Mary Lawson is a thought provoking author and there’s sure to be lots of great discussion. And it has rave reviews:

“A novel of a darkly unpredictable and compelling kind. It is a wise book” (Financial Times)

“Full of blossoming insights and emotional acuity…a compelling page-turner” (Observer)

“Beautifully written, carefully balanced, Mary Lawson constructs a history of sacrifice, emotional isolation and family love without sounding a false note” (Daily Mail)

“Lawson’s evocative storytelling…knows just how to draw the reader on…this is a novel of disappointed hopes and self-delusion, but it has a feel-good finish. Move over Lake Wobegon” (Spectator)

We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each of our champions a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what they think of it.

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, please do get reading!

Feel free to jump into the discussion about the book at any time during the month using Disqus which is ready and waiting for you and shows up at the bottom of this page – it’s free to sign up and once you are logged in, you can comment on any of the articles on the Henpicked website.

Last month’s book suggestions

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions for our book of the month. We had a good selection of books and these included: Cartes Postales From Greece by Victoria Hislop, Something by Anne Tyler or Lionel Shriver (not We Need To Talk About Kevin), The Book Thief by Markus ZusakJust One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi TaylorWhile My Eyes Were Closed by Linda GreenThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.

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We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts.

We wish you a very happy new year and happy reading!