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The Last Crossing
by: Guy Vanderhaeghe
Defended by: Jim Cuddy

Set in the late 19th century, The Last Crossing takes readers on an epic journey that ranges from the wilds of the American West to Victorian England and Saskatchewan. Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt are on a quest to find their long-lost brother. In the course of their search, they are joined by a posse of fellow travellers, each with their own story. In Guy Vanderhaeghe's gripping frontier story, where honour, loyalty and love are at stake, drama unfolds at every turn and justice is served in unconventional ways.

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Author
Guy Vanderhaeghe
Panelist
Jim Cuddy
 
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