Martin Jones wants you to read "The Stolen Ones"

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries is looking to crown the "must-read" book in this edition of NL Reads. The Stolen Ones by Ida Linehan Young is January’s pick and is advocated by CBC Newfoundland Morning’s Martin Jones.

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.

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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:

You may also cast your ballot in person by visiting your local branch. A library card is not required to vote. 

For more information on N.L. Reads, visit here.