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Book Club 2014 with Joseph Boyden
Posted on 2014-09-29 in Upcoming Seminars
Oct 15, 2014
Canadian author Joseph Boyden will be at the College of Arts & Science to discuss his experiences as a writer and the 2014-2015 Book Club selection: Three Day Road.
Two free public events will be held on Oct. 15, 2014:
- Book Club Discussion: Three Day Road. 1:00-2:30 p.m., Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building
- My Writing Life (lecture, reception and book signing). 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building
Book Club Website: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/bookclub/
Three Day Road
This award-winning novel tells of the reunion of a soldier and his aunt, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman, shortly after the end of the Great War in 1919. The novel interweaves the brutality of the trenches with the lushness of the Canadian north as it explores the worldviews represented by each.
Born in Willowdale, ON, Joseph Boyden now divides his time between northern Ontario and Louisiana, where he teaches creative writing at the University of New Orleans. Boyden’s third novel The Orenda recently won the 2014 edition of Canada Reads, while his debut novel Three Day Road received the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.