River Thieves

River Thieves

Book - 2002
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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002
ISBN: 9780618145317
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 25 cm


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Oct 21, 2011

I read this book a couple of years ago. Then found Michael was to be the resource author on A circumnavigation cruise of
Newfoundland I re-read and 2nd time was magic. There is such depth of character and 2nd time did not lose track of them.
Met Michael on cruise and found him to be a quiet, introspective young man with great knowledge, interest and love of Newfoundland and its' people..

Oct 01, 2011

This was a hard-to-follow, boring read. I was interested to read about the Beothuk, but lost interest when I lost track of the characters' names.

m2 Feb 03, 2011

Beautifully written fiction about very early Canadian history. Centers on the extinction of one group of Native Americans and how immigrants contributed to their demise. Compelling reading -- complex characters.


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Mar 13, 2012

River Thieves is a beautifully written and compelling novel that breathes life into the pivotal events which shaped relations between the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland and European settlers. Following a series of expeditions made under the order of the British Crown, the reader witnesses the tragic fallout from these missions as the Beothuk vanish and the web of secrets guarded by the settlers slowly begin to unravel …Told in elegant sensual prose this is an enthralling historical novel of great passion and suspense, driven by the extraordinary cast of characters. And with it Michael Crummey establishes himself as one of Canada’s most exciting new talents.


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