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The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.)
The Way the Crow Flies - P.S.
Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
The optimism of the early sixties, infused with the excitement of the space race and the menace of the Cold War, is filtered through the rich imagination of high-spirited, eight-year-old Madeleine, who welcomes her family's posting to a quiet Air Force base near the Canadian border. Secure in the love of her beautiful mother, she is unaware ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060586379
ISBN-10: 0060586370
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 848
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on
Helpful Score: 5
The best book I have ever read. (So far) Left me feeling deeply moved and amazed at how one person could possibly put into words so much of life's inexplicable events. Wow, I'm amazed at this author. I have also read her first novel, "Fall on Your Knees" which is tied with the best book I've ever read. This is not a feel good book, so much, but definately worth the tears. Needs to be read!!!
reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
MacDonald is a wonderful writer, the ending is something you would not expect, characters are well-developed and the plot is intriguing.
My only complaint: this book required - and did not receive - a good edit. It held me for a long time, but then moved on to a new phase in the protagonist's life and I just didn't care. I found myself skipping page after page after page - not exactly a good sign.
animlgrl avatar reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Enjoyed the story, but it could have ended sooner. The story of a family in Canada, there because their dad is in the military. It is about a young girl growing up on the base, and the horrible things that occur there...a murder of a young girl, the search for the killer, and troubles in school. I do enjoy her writing.
reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was quite an undertaking in the scope of time and level of detail Macdonald aspired to portray, and I think she did an excellent job. The characters are well-drawn and likeable. While the plot drags in spots, it generally advances steadily to the resolution of the central murder mystery as well as to satisfactory information about how most of the main characters ended up later in their lives. If you have a good understanding of Canada's political history and people groups, this book will probably mean even more to you than it did to me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting at first, but then it got very difficult to read.
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BigGreenChair avatar reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on + 453 more book reviews
I loved her book 'Fall on Your Knees' and this one, 'The Way the Crow Flies' is equally as good. Beautiful, beautiful it slowly! I found myself transported often by the sentences and thoughts, and my own memories of those times, she was able to capture everything just exactly..from the way evening came on, to well..just everything! You'll find yourself pausing on a page and just rereading a sentence of two, or a paragraph over and over again because it is so profoundly right. Don't read this 'as a mystery' going fast to the end to see 'who done it', that would be missing the eloquence, the wisdom, the compassion, the depth. I can't wait for her next book. I run a small senior citizens library and both books are in it! Don't let the length of it dissuade you...just read it slowly and quietly.
bookgoddessme avatar reviewed The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.) on + 106 more book reviews
I hated this book for most of the entire time I read it. It's so weird to see the world through an 8 year old's eyes, so many misunderstandings, so much emotional damage. I thought the author wasted words on too many details that I felt were unnecessary, and they used the tiniest font! In the end, I think the excess of details was a necessary part of the way the story had to evolve. I ended up really loving it, and I recommend it.
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This story is very dark, but well written and not a predictable plot. Very good!