You may bring one book, authored in the last 200 years. Which one will you bring, and why?
Bruce Jackman: My dictionary.
Larry Heather: C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain. So many life courses are set by our reaction to a critical situation of pain and distress. A wrong response and understanding as to the why can leave us in lifelong immobilizing bitterness.
Norm Perrault: Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo because it teaches you about humanity.
Chris Harper: The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.
Bernie Dowhan: I would bring the book Survive!, by Les Stroud of Survivorman fame. It is full of tips for this kind of situation.
Yuri Shterngartz: I would bring Lost Horizon, by James Hilton. I have always loved that book and would welcome the seclusion to re-read it.
Bev Hearn: The one book I would bring would be The Horse Whisperer, by Nicholas Evans because I could escape into the character.
Bob Bowles: Lamb, by Christopher Moore because after reading it nine times I still laugh out loud.
Joe Connelly: A Beautiful Mind, by Edward de Bono. It’s deep stuff! Changes the way you think about things.
Richard Pootmans: The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy.
Kevin Taylor: Not a specific book, something with a lot of arts and crafts to stimulate mind and dexterity.
Ian Newman: Just one book!!!! Ugggh. Ummm. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho because it always reminds me the road is long and winding, so enjoy the present, and love the journey.
Darwin Lahue: I would take War and Peace, as it would service two purposes. Firstly, it will take weeks to read and secondly, I could tell everyone I read it.
Jordan Katz: I would bring the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I read them as a teenager and it would be great to reread them after I have seen the movies.
Nargis Dossa: Probably substitute for extra charged battery!!! Will keep me entertained on social media.
Brian Pincott: The complete Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau. Great social commentary from the last 40 years, great insight into the human condition, and FUNNY!
James Maxim: Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and Times. I would now have the time to read this book of over 1000 pages!
Stephanie Kusie: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand held incredible power for me as a young person. It has within it the ideas of reason, purpose and self-esteem. I still reflect on it but with more compassion having lived more.
Adam Frisch: I’m not a huge reader due to lack of time, so perhaps something light and humourous would fill the bill whist waiting to be rescued.
Shawn Kao: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy. Partly because I have never read it and partly because it is quite long and hey, no better time when you’re stranded.