WINNER OF THE LIBRIS AWARD -- FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
In the wilds of seventeenth-century Canada, the lives of a Jesuit missionary, a young Iroquois girl, and a great warrior and elder statesman of the Huron Nation become entwined. The Huron have battled the Iroquois for generations, but now both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from another land.
Uneasy alliances are made and unmade, cultures and beliefs clash in the face of precipitous change, and not everyone will survive the march of history in Joseph Boyden's magisterial novel. A story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, "The Orenda" is a saga nearly four hundred years old--and a timeless work of literature.