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Vaillant sets up the story well, priming the reader with history and science until Hadwin comes into the picture.
John Vaillant has exposed a compelling story, a murder mystery where the victim is a rare spruce with brilliant golden needles.
When I read the synopsis for The Golden Spruce, I thought "Is there enough story here to fill a full length book?"
After reading (and loving) The Tiger, I had to read Vaillant's first book. I love how he mixes an interesting story with history, ecology and nature. Read morePublished 12 days ago by AdventureReader
great. i already read the paperback from a friend in b.c. and wanted the original, which was extremely low cost, and signed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Douglas K. Shaeffer
Like D.B. Cooper, poet-logger Wobblies, potlatches, and the geoduck, THe Golden Spruce is the kind of story Cascadia produces best: mystical, misty, mystifying, and just a little... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Willliams
It was a pretty good story, good history of the Pacific North West and our old growth forrest. I just felt that the characters development was lacking.Published 3 months ago by Jim Cusick
Mom found this very interesting. With her limited mobility, good reads keep her actively engaged and give her things to talk about on family phone calls. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marvel Hicks
Excellent writing. Great story. An important one too. Author seems to want to beat a few points to death, though.Published 4 months ago by larry rogers
I almost moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1969. Reading about the Haida, their Golden Spruce and the mystical location of these islands made for a great and intriguing... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gordon Phares
A very remarkable book in which environmental issues are presented in the context of natural-world myths and human quests to emphasize the devastation of the great rain-forests of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew Wainwright