Voyageurs: A Novel

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Canongate U.S., 2003 - Fiction - 466 pages
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The year is 1811 and Mark Greenhow, a young Quaker, leaves his small community in northern England and embarks upon a life-changing journey. His sister, Rachel, a missionary traveling in North America, has gone missing and is presumed dead. Only Mark refuses to abandon hope. What follows is a beautifully evocative and gripping account of Mark's search across Canada's vast, uncharted wildernesses. Traveling with the "voyageurs"-the men who canoe the immense Canadian fur-trade route-in search of the truth about his sister's last journey, Mark struggles to maintain his religious belief in non-violence while all around him take up arms in the War of 1812. Voyageurs is a gripping and hugely enjoyable adventure set against the magnificent backdrop of nineteenth-century Canada that also addresses the timeless themes of war, love, and the emotional bonds that bind us to one another.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

In this year of Canada’s sesquicentennial we celebrate the vision that made Canada the great country it is today. Of course, there were people living in what would be Canada before 1867. Many of them ... Read full review

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User Review  - KingsbridgeQuakers - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating novel which tells the story of a young Cumbrian Quaker man whose sister goes as a travelling minister to the USA and then into Canada in the early 19th Century. She goes missing ... Read full review

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