I loved this book. It had such great depictions of growing up in the 1960s Kennedy space era. I found the characters so interesting and the scenario so believable. I couldn't put it down!
I loved this book! Brings back memories for all baby boomers and sensitive and compulsively readable for all.
In The Way the Crow Flies, Ann- Marie MacDonald takes us back to the early 1960's, a time of optimism infused with the excitement of the space race and overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War - a war filtered through the imagination of Madeleine McCarthy, a spirited eight-year-old. Unaware that her father, jack, is caught up in his own web of secrets, she at first welcomes her family's posting to a sleepy air force base in Ontario. But then tragedy strikes, and a local murder intersects with global forces. As tension builds, Jack must decide where his loyalty lies, and Madeleine learns about the ambiguity of human morality - a lesson that will only become clear when the quest for the truth, and the killer, is renewed twenty years later.
Not as good as Fall on Your Knees by the same author, but still very good!
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.