Three Day Road, Penguin Reader Guide Edition), is the powerful and mesmerizing debut novel by Joseph Boyden who reinvents the tradition of Great War epics like All Quiet on the Western Front and Birdsong. It is 1919 and Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman, has left her home in the bush of northern Ontario to retrieve Xavier Bird, her only relation, who has returned from the trenches of Europe. Gravely wounded and addicted to morphine, Xavier recounts how he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields as snipers of enormous skill and how the circumstances of their deadly craft led them to very different fates. Reading Group Guide: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/three_day_road.html. Book Club in a Box Guide: http://www.bookclubinabox.com/files/ThreeDayRoad-Preview.pdf.