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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

6 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013255518 New Checked out 07/07/2020
Moorhead Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013255526 New Checked out 07/14/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781542017961
  • ISBN: 1542017963
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both. But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John's heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together. When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi's family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can't turn back, they can't go on, and they can't let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually... make peace with who they are."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* After seeing the young woman in the yellow dress perched atop a barrel amid the bustle of immigrants starting out on the Oregon Trail, John Lowry couldn't get her out of his mind. The son of a white father and Pawnee woman, Lowry was born to two worlds, belonging in neither. Now, his responsibility lies with the mules he will be delivering to a fort along the trail, and he learns that he will be traveling in a group with the young woman, Naomi May, and her family. A widow and artist who sketches in the saddle when not walking the trail, Naomi is just as taken with Lowry as he is with her. But their budding romance will be sorely tested by the many trials that await them along the trail, and by a tragedy that will bring them both to the brink of despair. Novelist Harmon brings the tribulations of the vast westward migration to life in this sweeping, majestic narrative, but he also examines diverse perspectives, including the responses of Native peoples to the incursion on their lands, brought to life in the stories of historical figures such as the magnetic Chief Washakie. The love story of John and Naomi is filled with tension and honest reflection, as well as missteps and disappointments, all of which add a rich realism to this sumptuous historical novel. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Washakie, approximately 1804-1900.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Pawnee Indians > Fiction.
Wagon trains > Fiction.
Overland Trails > Fiction.
West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Washakie, approximately 1804-1900.
Man-woman relationships.
Pawnee Indians.
Racially mixed people.
Wagon trains.
United States > Overland Trails.
West United States.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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