Ann-Marie MacDonald: The Way the Crow Flies (3450 words)


In an author profile published in the Canadian book industry magazine Quill & Quire, Ann-Marie MacDonald discussed her writing process: “I never feel like I’m doing any writing. . . . I feel like I’m putting something together. Accumulating. Then it’s rewriting – the distillation, the salvaging. Things fall away. They don’t get thrown away, because that would be far too easy” (Smith 14). MacDonald’s comments about salvaging and attending to what might be deliberately discarded recall early references in her 2003 novel, The Way the Crow Flies, to crows: having spied a girl’s silver charm bracelet left at a murder scene, the crows do the pressing work of …

Citation: Gordon, Neta. "The Way the Crow Flies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2021 [, accessed 24 October 2021.]

14675 The Way the Crow Flies 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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