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Young Adult Fiction Lgbt

Company of Crows, The

by (author) Karen Molson

Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
LGBT, Lesbian, LGBT
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
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At thirteen, bookish Veronica Reid lives in a world inside her head, even if she isn—t entirely successful at resisting the intrusions of the world outside. It's bad enough that she has to wear awful new glasses; it's downright disastrous that she—ll have to spend the summer at Laughing Willows Trailer Park with her obnoxious younger brothers and unhappy mother. She can—t imagine anything worse. Lonely and bored, she begins to observe the activities of the local crows, even as she gradually finds a community among the odd denizens of Laughing Willows. When violence erupts, she finds unexpected strength both inside herself and in the people—and the crows—around her. LGBTQ interest.

About the author

A biographer and former independent bookseller, Karen Molson is the author of The Molsons: Their Lives and Times, and Hartland de Montarville Molson: Man of Honour. She lives near Vankleek Hill, Ontario, and likes to spend time studying and photographing birds.

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Editorial Reviews

“A precocious young girl finds her flock in Karen Molson's remarkable debut, a vividly immersive coming-of-age tale set in an Ontario trailer park one summer in 1974. Evocative and compelling, The Company of Crows gives us a bird's-eye view into the life of Veronica Reid — an introspective thirteen-year-old who is at once both naive and wise beyond her years. A touching and satisfying tale of family, friendship and first love.” — Christopher diRaddo

User Reviews

The Company of Crows

Excellent read. Well-written first novel with plenty of plot line, twists & turns. Satisfying for all ages. Loved being taken back to the time of my youth.

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