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.

Ward 1

Chris Harper: The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.

Ward 2

Bernie Dowhan: I would bring the book Survive!, by Les Stroud of Survivorman fame. It is full of tips for this kind of situation.

Ward 3

No response.

Ward 4

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.

Ward 5

Bev Hearn: The one book I would bring would be The Horse Whisperer, by Nicholas Evans because I could escape into the character.

Ward 6

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.

Ward 7

Kevin Taylor: Not a specific book, something with a lot of arts and crafts to stimulate mind and dexterity.

Ward 8

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.

Ward 9

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.

Ward 10

Nargis Dossa: Probably substitute for extra charged battery!!! Will keep me entertained on social media.

Ward 11

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!

Ward 12

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.

Ward 13

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.

Ward 14

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. 

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