Martin Jones wants you to read "The Stolen Ones"
Newfoundland Morning host makes a case for Ida Linehan Young's fifth novel as N.L. Reads Winner
Martin Jones, co-host of CBC Newfoundland Morning, makes a strong case for The Stolen Ones to be the 2022 N.L. Reads winner.
Ida Linehan Young's fifth book – the N.L. Reads January title – is the final novel in her historical-fiction series set in outport Newfoundland and Labrador. It's one of four novels competing for the title of "must-read" book by Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.
The Stolen Ones is a must read. Ida Linehan Young is a master at weaving together the past and the present day.- Martin Jones
In the book, Young tells the story of Darlene Carter, a woman who has just lost her mother during a pandemic and must find a way to carry on while raising her teenage daughter. She picks up her late mother's interest in family history, and visits Newfoundland to follow this quest — unearthing a family mystery.
How to participate in N.L. Reads
Throughout the event, libraries will have unlimited copies of e-books for each of the four featured titles, so that as many people as possible can read along. Each e-book will be available on a no-wait-list basis during the month it's featured, as follows:
- November – Some People's Children, Bridget Canning.
- December – All I Ask, Eva Crocker.
- January – The Stolen Ones, Ida Linehan Young.
- February – We, Jane, Aimee Wall.
You may also cast your ballot in person by visiting your local branch. A library card is not required to vote.
- Download the e-book of Some People's Children (a library card is required)
- Check availability of print edition in your local branch
- Vote for your favourite title
- Visit here to get a free NLPL library card
For more information on N.L. Reads, visit here.