Through Black Spruce : Bird Family Chronicles

  • by Joseph Boyden
  • Narrated by James Jenner
  • Series: Bird Family Chronicles
  • 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"[A]n intelligent, multilayered accomplishment, and well worth reading." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Nothing but praise

This is a powerful story of family ties, betrayal, enduring love, and unfathomable hope. Boyden portrays the vast northern wilderness, the conflict between 'progress' and 'the old ways', the attitudes of the young, and the battlefield of drink and drug abuse with a compassion that brings tears to one's eyes. He writes beautifully.
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- Exarabia

It really takes you there!!

Through Black Spruce is one of the most wonderful
Books/audio books I have ever read or listened to! James and Ali are perfect and you are right there with them. I had the pleasure of meeting Joseph Boyden last year when I was in Toronto. Thank you for a fabulous book Sue from Hereford UK
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- stargazer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books