Through Black Spruce

Author(s): Joseph Boyden
Awards:2008-Fiction-Winner-Scotiabank Giller Prize
Imprint: Maple Leaf
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: DA010
Released: Jun 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440710858
Narrator/s: Ali Ahn, James Jenner
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Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was a Today Show Book Club selection. Through Black Spruce is the exceptional follow-up to his acclaimed debut. Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies comatose in a hospital, while his wayward niece Annie arrives to sit in silent vigil by his side. Slowly their stories reveal two people previously separated by great distances, beaten and broken, and searching for some sense of where they belong in the world.


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Through Black Spruce
Product Number: BX00008823
Product Number:Z1887
Product Number:DA010

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Author(s): Joseph Boyden
Narrator(s): Ali Ahn, James Jenner
Product Number Z1887
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110017
Author(s): Joseph Boyden
Product Number EB00625189
Released: Nov 02, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101028681

Professional reviews

"Legendary Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies in a coma with his dutiful niece, Annie, by his side. As narrators James Jenner and Ali Ahn deliver this lyrical tale of loss, violence, and frontier justice, they take the listener into a rustic world populated with wild animals and even wilder, unpredictable people. At times, Jenner affects a tone of wonder mixed with "Old West" grit as Bird recounts the grandeurs of the natural world. Ahn's capable voice takes on a tone of sadness as Annie worries about her sister, a well-known model who has taken up with unsavory characters in New York City. Ultimately, Annie leaves her uncle's side and goes east to search for her sister, bringing about the story's overly dramatic but satisfying ending. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"