Voyageurs: a novel

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[2003]
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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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display_descriptionVoyageurs garnered praise for both its historical versimilitude and its exacting character portraits, as well as the story's contemporary relevance in a time of international conflict. Elphinstone's magnificent sixth novel, Voyageurs, gives us Mark Greenhow, a naive and peaceful Quaker who lands on the shores of North America on the eve of the War of 1812, thinking only of finding the missing sister he has always admired for her adventurous spirit. Mark hitches a ride with the voyageurs who have canoed the rivers, transporting the tons of furs that feed the trade that has made the region a battleground of the French and British empires. Though Mark enters this brave new world with his conscience clean and his convictions sound, his encounters with a place and people he never could have imagined test his rigid upbringing. The backwoods of Canada have certainly led his sister astray; she has been excommunicated from the Society of Friends for running off with a non-Quaker. After her child is stillborn she runs again, deep into Indian country. On this increasingly desperate search, Mark finds himself among spies and domestic warriors, displaced natives, infidels, and religious folk who must fight to maintain their particular way of life. Elphinstone's crisp and effortless prose, coupled with her riveting, organic way with description, her fully drawn characters, and the history of the region, make this novel an astonishingly authentic and profoundly satisfying work of historical fiction.
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subject_facetBrothers and sisters -- Fiction
Canada -- History -- 1791-1841 -- Fiction
Canada -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Electronic books
English -- Canada -- Fiction
English fiction -- Canada
Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Women missionaries -- Fiction
title_displayVoyageurs : a novel
title_fullVoyageurs : a novel / Margaret Elphinstone
Voyageurs [electronic resource] Elphinstone, Margaret.
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Electronic books
English
English fiction
History
Missing persons
Women missionaries