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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
March's Pick: Through Black Spruce
The poll is closed and the results are in - Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden has been selected as March's book club pick. The timing is great, as Through Black Spruce is available everywhere due to its popularity due to awards and such (it's also on sale at Chapters). Through Black Spruce follows two characters, Will and Annie, in an examination of disappearing culture: Will reminisces the past in small-town Ontario, while his niece, Annie, tests her resolve in New York, where traditions merge into ubiquitous stereotypes. Most reviewers liked this book, Quill & Quire did not, oddly. Perhaps they were worried about bandwagon-jumping. At any rate, it is our March pick: I'm expecting some heated discussion over the next few weeks.