PICT0270_2.JPGThe Golden Spruce

by John Vaillant

Synthesis of Learning


Prologue - Driftwood
1. A Threshold Between Worlds
2. The Beginning of the End
3. A Boardwalk to Mars
4. The People
5. The Wildest of the Wild
6. The Tooth of the Human Race
7. The Fatal Flaw
8.The Fall
9. Myth
10. Hecate Straight
11. The Search
12. The Secret
13. Coyote
14. Over the Horizon
Epilogue - Revival


Articles, reviews and other Golden Spruce related materials


NPR: Killing the Golden Spruce
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed tells the story of a sacred tree, a logger-turned environmentalist and a shocking act of environmental protest in the woods of British Columbia. Michele Norris talks with author John Vaillant.

The Tyee: Greed, Betrayal and the Murder of the Golden Spruce (Part I & Part II)
Vaillant was interviewed by Hal Wake as part of the Talk of the Town series in Vancouver. The Tyee presents that wide ranging, fascinating conversation in two parts running today and tomorrow.

CBC: Rugged Individual
"A dead man who might not be dead, an adventure story that isn’t your average adventure set in a series of islands that Vaillant calls “a threshold between worlds,” The Golden Spruce is a portrait of liminality, an exploration of the adventure that happens in the in-between. In fact, it seems about right that it should be our homegrown answer to the blockbuster danger book: it’s a true Canuck tale, man versus nature, but not too flashy, and hard to define in traditional terms."