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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT KIR (Text) 33500013173281 New Checked out 09/01/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library lp KIR (Text) 35500006223471 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781643583587
  • ISBN: 1643583581
  • Physical Description: 477 pages (large print) : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point large print edition.
  • Publisher: Thordike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2019]

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Based on true events, this compelling survival story by award-winning novelist Jane Kirkpatrick is full of grit and endurance. Beset by storms, bad timing, and desperate decisions, 8 women, 17 children, and one man must outlast winter in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1844.
1844. The Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mostly Irish Catholics, the party sought religious freedom and education in the mission-dominated land. When a heavy snowstorm hits in October, the party separates in three directions. Now young Mary Sullivan, newlywed Sarah Montgomery, widowed Ellen Murphy, and her pregnant sister-in-law Maolisa each risks losing those they loved. Two women and four men go overland around Lake Tahoe, three men stay to guard the heaviest wagons-- and eight women and seventeen children, huddled in a cabin at the headwaters of the Yuba River. Waiting for rescue ... or death. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Survival > Fiction.
Wagon trains > Fiction.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christian fiction.
Religious fiction.
Large type books.

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