The Orenda by Joseph Boyden soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Oneworld, 2013, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: 1640s, THE NEW WORLD.
In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girls captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nations great warriors and statesmen. Years have passed since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In the girl, Snow Falls, he recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter, but as he fights for her heart and allegiance, small battles erupt into bigger wars as both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.
Travelling with the Huron is Christophe, a charismatic missionary who has found his calling among the tribe and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to this new world, with its natural beauty and riches.
As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, their social, political and spiritual worlds collide and a new nation rises from a world in flux.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 486 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Fiction Author: B catalogue?