HCPL’s Staff Pick: Three Day Road

three day roadThree Day Road by Joseph Boyden 

Julie Thornton, Branch Supervisor at HCPL’s Wilberforce Branch recommends Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden.

Xavier and Elijah have left their pristine northern country to serve in the horrific trenches of World War I. Xavier returns physically and psychologically wounded and dependent on morphine. As he travels home with his aunt, Niska, by canoe, his story is told in a series of flashbacks from the war. As he and Niska exchange tales, he travels on his own three-day road embarking on a journey of healing.

Julie says: “I found this book to be very eye-opening for me with regards to the treatment of Natives by our society. I have been inspired to do more reading and research into Native history since reading Three Day Road. This book touched me on a very emotional level and caused me to really look inside myself in terms of how I view and treat others.”

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally published in the Minden Times on December 24th, 2014.

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HCPL’s Staff Pick: The Ark

the arkThe Ark by Boyd Morrison

Vicki Fraser, Branch Supervisor at HCPL’s Dysart Branch recommends The Ark by Boyd Morrison.

A vast conspiracy, an archaeological artifact, a murder, and a group of religious fanatics bent on global destruction all come together in a race against time to save civilization. In Boyd Morrison’s The Ark, archaeologist Dilara Kenner and decorated combat engineer Tyler Locke join forces to search for Noah’s ark, and the perilous secret it hides.

Vicki says: “Endlessly exciting, The Ark, is a thrill-a-minute ride across time and continents in search of one of the world’s most fascinating mysteries. This is a heart stopping thriller at a blistering pace. I chose the audiobook and was captured instantly.”

The Ark by Boyd Morrison is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo on November 25th, 2014.