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Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
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Aug 07, 11


Very moving story about the journey and struggles of a Cree/Ojibway hunter and his young niece. Their stories weave together through the past and into the present day. As he lives his life outside Moosonee and then in the bush, she travels south to Toronto and eventually New York City. Joseph Boyden weaves a great story thoughout juxtaposing cities and modern life for many native people, and life in Moosonee. The story is really about family and the bond we have with the people we love and with those we loved who are gone. His descriptions of the north - the landscape, weather and wildlife are vivid. Reading this book actually made me think I wouldn't mind taking that train from Cochrane to Moosonee on James Bay and seeing that place for myself.
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