Renowned author John Vaillant will give a medley reading from The Golden Spruce, The Tiger and The Jaguar’s Children on Monday, February 29th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street.
John Vaillant is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic and Outside, among others. His first book, The Golden Spruce (Norton, 2005), was a best-seller and won several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction (Canada). His second nonfiction book, The Tiger (Knopf, 2010), is also an award-winning bestseller. His latest book, a novel, is The Jaguar’s Children (HMH/Knopf Canada).
The Golden Spruce: A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth.
When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. When his night’s work was done, a unique Sitka spruce, 165 feet tall and covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell. As vividly as John Krakauer puts readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America’s last great forest.
Join author John Vaillant for an evening of readings and discussion. This event is sponsored by the Powell River Public Library, Canada Council and IslandLink Library Federation.
For more information, contact Mark at 604-485-8664.