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The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Jan 22, 12

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What a wonderful book. The first half of the book takes place during the early 1960s. A young Canadian military family is being transferred from Germany to a base in Canada. They have two children, a precocious daughter Madeline and an older son Jack. They are the genuine perfect family. Life is good. Too good. Their father Jack agrees to help his mentor Simon with a project, which help ends up challenging everything that Jack believes and with unexpected consequences.

The story is half nostalgic - life before the Internet. When kids played outside and neighborhood families gather for BBQs. Madeline is a masterpiece at imitating Bugs Bunny. The world appears safe until a little girl is murdered and a neighborhood boy is identified as a suspect. Now, nothing is as it seems - in many ways.

This story is rich with detail and characters, part murder mystery, part a well written historical novel. I think this would make a wonderful book for a book club.
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