The Way the Crow FliesBook - 2003
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 that her father, Jack, is caught up in a web of secrets. When a very local murder intersects with global forces, Jack must decide where his loyalties lie, and Madeleine will be forced to learn a lesson about the ambiguity ofhuman morality -- one she will only begin to understand when she carries herquest for the truth, and the killer, into adulthood twenty years later.
From Library Staff
Insightful writing, deeply developed characters, and a plot decades in the unfolding combine for an intense and rich reading experience.
The setting is a Royal Canadian Air Force base in Ontario during the Cold War; much lies beneath the surface of the happy family life presented.
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