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Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden

Annie Bird regularly visits her uncle, Will, a former Cree bush pilot as he lies in a coma in Moose Factory, Ontario’s hospital. She tells him of her plight to find her missing sister, Suzanne. His accounts of his life … Continue reading

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Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

This is the tale of an Ojibwe boy who runs away from a residential school in order to return home. At first, he’s accompanied by two other students. Always, the forest spirits watch his journey. The writing is beautiful and heartbreaking. … Continue reading

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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Bird, one of the Huron’s great warriors, kidnaps a young Iroquois girl (Snow Falls) after massacring her family, in retribution for the slaughter of his wife and children years before. And so the war between the two tribes rekindles. Also caught in the … Continue reading

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Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Boyden draws on his own family history to weave an intriguing tale of two Cree friends, Xavier and Elijah, who become snipers during World War I. As we follow those two different personalities during a very grim time in history, … Continue reading

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