Three Day Road is the ONE BOOK to Read!
Announced at Dufferin County Council on March 10, 2011 the title selected for this year's Dufferin Reads 2011! One Book One County is Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden.
Click here to visit the Dufferin Reads 2011! One Book One County page for more information.
About the One Book One County campaign
Ask anyone who belongs to a book club what they get out of it, and you'll get lots of different answers such as: It's fun! I get to connect with others. I can share my love of reading with other like-minded people. I enjoy talking about the books we read. We're able to see beyond our own experience of the book, and learn about each other in the process.
That's exactly what Dufferin Reads! 2011 One Book One County, a county-wide book club, is all about - the opportunity to connect with one another; to share the common experience of reading the same title at the same time, and to discuss, grow, and learn about each other in the process. And, of course, let's not forget - it's fun!
Anyone can "join" just by reading the book; there are no regular meetings, and no commitment required. Impromptu discussions can happen anywhere that people meet; in the grocery store, at the coffee shop, at the gym, in the park - literally anywhere in Dufferin County! It provides an opportunity for people to connect, share, and learn about one another in a way that celebrates a love of reading, promotes literacy and reinforces a strong sense of community.
BookLore and the Orangeville, Shelburne and Grand Valley Public Libraries have lots of extra copies of the book available, and we encourage everyone to read the book and hope you'll all attend the great activities, contests, and events we have planned.
Find us on Facebook, and get in on what we're confident will be the best One Book One County program yet.
About the Book
"It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge-stories of Niska's life among her kin and of Xavier's horrifying experiences in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme." - Penguin Group Canada
"Three Day Road is a stunning tale of survival and rebirth". - Quill and Quire
"This is an exceptional tale of hell barely survived during World War I. Enthusiastically recommended for public libraries". - Library Journal
"A very good book with unforgettable characters and a haunting story. As much as I liked Miriam Toews's A Complicated Kindness, I think this book deserved to win Canada Reads. If you haven't read it yet, you should. Highly recommended." - Canadian Books & Authors
Awards and honours for Three Day Road:
- McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book Award: Winner 2005
- Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award: Nominee 2005
- Governor General's Literary Award: Nominee 2005
- CBA Libris Award - Fiction Book of the Year: Shortlist 2006
- Amazon.ca/Books in Print First Novel Award: Winner 2005
- CAA MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction for a Full-length Novel: Winner 2006
- I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award: Longlist 2006
- Canada Reads: Top 40 of 2010
About the Author
Joseph Boyden is a Canadian with Irish, Scottish, and Métis roots. He divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana, where he teaches writing at the University of New Orleans. Three Day Road is his debut novel. His other book titles include Through Black Spruce (Winner of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize), Born With a Tooth, and Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont.
To learn more about the author, visit Joseph Boyden's website.
- Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011
- From: Public Services