Westering women / Sandra Dallas.
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|Gonvick LINK Site||DAL (Text)||33500013187729||New||Checked out||06/15/2020|
|Moorhead Public Library||DAL (Text)||33500013187737||New||Checked out||06/01/2020|
- ISBN: 9781250239662
- ISBN: 1250239664
- Physical Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-327).
"It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees the postings soliciting 'eligible women' to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose. So she joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None of them are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek through the high plains, mountains, and deserts, or for the triumphs of finding strengths they did not know they possessed. And not all will make it. As Maggie gets to know the other women, she soon discovers that she's not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
In February 1859, a wagon train leaves Chicago for the 2,000-mile journey to California, carrying 44 "women of high moral character in search of good husbands." Had Maggie Kaiser been honest, she would not have been invited, but she is not the only one with secrets. Penn is running from a violent man, and Mary from her own brother. Dora is pregnant, and Bessie, who brought her servant, is hiding a shocking truth. As they battle cholera, deprivation, and other dangers, the women share stories which, like links in a chain, make them stronger. When an attempted rape triggers a walkout by the male drivers, these brave womenâvowing never to go back to what they were beforeâget the wagons across the western mountains alone. Female bonding in the nineteenth century had dangers unique to the era. Maggie's "unsuitable" friendships, forged over shared hardships and the impossibility of returning home, make this exciting novel difficult to put down. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Award-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed âa quintessential American voiceâ by Jane Smiley in Vogue. She's the author of several novelsâincluding The Brideâs House, Whiter Than Snow, The Persian Pickle Club, and Tallgrassâwhich have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for film. She has won the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Wrangler Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and the Women Writing the West Willa Award multiple times. She lives in Colorado.
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