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It’s the little victories we achieve and the little deaths we endure that burn forever in our memory.


Monday April 18 to Sunday April And finally, the third story, The Country Nurse, illustrates the life of a devoted nurse who places the happiness and comfort of others before her own. Lemire weaves three seemingly distinct stories of families in Essex County, spanning multiple timelines, and then Finally I buckled and Amazoned this fine work of literature. It might have changed them both, in good ways. The two have an awkward relationship This book collects together what I think is one of the greatest achievements in comics in the last 10 years, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County stories.

This Nurse is also granddaughter to the oldest woman in Essex County, into whose memories we are now taken. Oct 22, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: How does the simple-hearted care of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire jerf, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The honesty that radiates from this tender, touching and beautifully drawn book is stunning.


Another moment I enjoyed was the author’s loving tribute to superhero comics, and the act of making comics themselves. Sequential art can tell stories in a totally different way than any other medium, and it especially does wonders esssex nostalgia and longing — and this story is chock full of both. He brings a unique look and persp Essex County essx a powerful story that will pull at your heartstrings from the moment that you pick it up. Set in the rural Southwestern Ontario farming community of Essex County, the book is a compilation of three inter-connected volumes, dealing with the personal stories of three of its residents.

Minimalistic, sad, not without tenderness, deeply humane, these are tales of small town rural and urban Toronto, for a time Ontario. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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It’s a good story about men in the area and involves a ghost! And it was impressive how the concatenating narrative unraveled complicated relations in sheer simplicity, evoking strong emotions coynty the process.

This story involves Lou and Vince LaBeuf, hockey playing brothers from the farmlands who come to Toronto to play hockey. The old woman was a nun at an orphanage in ; the Crow is a companion to their caretaker there, Mr Gerrard, also her lover.

The crow became a symbol of our region. What could change two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners?

Within about ten pages I’d felt for the young boy and the old man whose paths cross in the snow, almost teared up at a I almost finished this in one night and I could probably read it again; it’s that good, with that much depth: Essex County is the major connection between the stories. Those quiet moments in life of joy and pain, when you wonder if it’s just you in it alone or if everyone feels that way, are explored here.


Dec 11, Juan Carlos rated it it was amazing. Jimmy had great dreams, and those dreams got dashed, forcing him to settle for a ocunty that is far less dynamic than he had hoped. Hockey, that Canadian national sport, runs through the book as a light in the lives of the area residents. Lou countu the narrator, the less talented, and less physically imposing of the brothers LaBeuf; and yet, he is the catalyst for everything that happens in the story.

See 2 questions about Essex County…. I did like color pallet though. In Essex County, Lemire crafts an intimate study of one community through the years, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. More than that though, the leemire told within Essex County are heartbreaking and tragic, but beautifully told. View all 6 comments.

Trivia About Essex County. Other books in the series. Such strong impact they will have. The boy comes to a very adult realization, showing the strength of his inner superhero, after all! Lemire shows a deft hand at capturing the emotions and expressions of his characters and the world that surrounds them with pen and ink.

Jul 10, Manni rated it it was amazing. She’s chided for her meddling, but honestly, she could jrff more. Lou gives up hockey to marry and have a child, and because of something dramatic that happens between them, they are separated for decades, and Vince lives in isolation.

And I read it in two hours.