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The Way the Crow Flies
The Way the Crow Flies
Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Way the Crow Flies, Ann-Marie MacDonald's follow-up novel to her bestselling debut (and Oprah Book Club pick), Fall on Your Knees, opens in 1962 when the McCarthy family moves from Germany to their new home on a Canadian air force base near London, Ontario. Madeleine, eight and already a blossoming comic, is particularly close with her fathe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780965494533
ISBN-10: 0965494535
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 722
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I could not put this book down------------A wonderful read!!
Altho it is a hardcover and very hard to read in bed-------somehow I managed
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Helpful Score: 1
A very long, almost monumental book. It's about Madelilne from age 9-32. What happens to her at 9 is what she becomes. It is also about her family, her dad Jack, A Canadian Air Force Officer, his wife Mimi, an Acadian, therby sprinkling French phrases throughout the book, and her older brother Mike.It is also about Madeline's school chums and their combined school experiences. After about 400 pages I thought it should be over...but it goes on and on, kind of draggy until the last 25-50 pages where there is a total flip flop as vaious questions are answered and mysteries solved. A good read...revolves around child sexual abuse which in 2003 was still fresh enough to make it an Oprah's Book Club choice.
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Not as good as Fall on Your Knees by the same author, but still very good!
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked the style and the setting of the '60s. It did drag a little and the murder that whole book wrapped around was left a little unmotivated, without much punishment or resolution. Still, it was an absorbing read, with a very unique style of writing that I really liked. I would definitely read more by her, though I think it would be subject dependent because I liked the young narrator much better than the older one.

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