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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The characters are well developed and believable, the prose pull of visual imagery.
Each page is rich, so that the reader will want to slow down and read carefully to savor the beauty of the writing.
It is unfortunate in many ways that the author took the "dreamy sentence fragment" style just a bit too far.
It is long due to all its detail. I felt like I suffered every torturous mile of the journey, which perhaps was valuable to experience. It had its gratuitous romance. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Gerda Presson
A very powerful and realistic story about the westward movement. Highly recommended if you enjoy historical novels that tell a real story.Published 1 month ago by Jan Little
unbelievably fine writing...very poetic. This is an epic tale that stays powerful til the end. One of the best books ever...on par with Angle of Repose, by Wallace StegnerPublished 3 months ago by Mick Marsh
This is a great read. The book is about a family who make the trek out the Oregon trail in 1847, one of the first years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Calvert
This was one of the best novels I have read in a long time. First, the writing is absolutely spectacular. Read morePublished 12 months ago by retired reader
Wonderful prose capable of weaving graphic depictions of hardship, some hideous, with compelling character development. In addition if is believable and informative.Published 12 months ago by Brownie
Very real take on the typical Oregon trail story. Beautifully written and gripping tale. Recommend for any lover of historical fiction .Published 12 months ago by Book lover
I enjoyed this book because it did not romanticize "heading west". I could easily envision the travails (especially the women) faced while heading west. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janice Kellogg
This is a marvelous story with great characters and issues. Ms. Fisher's research is impeccable and i look forward to reading other of her books. GaryPublished 18 months ago by J. G. Hill