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published: Sep 2008
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imprint: Viking

Through Black Spruce

by Joseph Boyden

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5 of 5
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list price: $34
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9780670063635
imprint: Viking
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From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her, leaving behind their uncle Will, a man haunted by loss.While Annie travels from Toronto to New York, from modelling studios to A-list parties,Will encounters dire troubles at home. Both eventually come to painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family. Through Black Spruce is an utterly unforgettable consideration of how we discover who we really are.

Contributor Notes

JOSEPH BOYDEN's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the Today Show Book Club, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Orenda, won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana.

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I loved this novel for the voice: Will's voice carries a slow intonation reminicent of an aboriginal storyteller. As the reader I could hear his accented words in my imagination as I followed his story.

Joseph Boyden is one of my favorite authors for his descriptive ability to make me clearly visualize scenes, people, places and voices.

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