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Axton Landing: Book One of Adirondack Trilogy Paperback – June 10, 2011
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The time frame of the novel is the 1850s. The setting is the richly forested Adirondacks Mountains where lumberjacks eke out a living,where the mortality rate is high due to the dangers of the work, sickness, and malnutrition. In addition, are the hostilities among the ethnic groups: English, Irish, French-Canadian etc,
The book is a real page-turner, with constant intrigue among the bosses and workers, and especially the love story of Mary Corbett, the local school-teacher.
Holtzman writes in that Hemingway "in-your-face style where every detail is significant. The book is extremely wel-suited to a TV series. And because of the historic setting, it has an educational dimension as well as that of entertainment. .
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Interesting but boring read. The Adirondack history was interesting but the story wasn't. I will not be reading the sequels.Published on November 5, 2013 by ADK
I recommend that you read The Railroad by Tony Holtzman This book is the second in a trilogy.
the first book is Axton's Landing. It is a charming book and an easy read. Read more
This historical novel, focused on loggers in the Adirondacks, graphically describes the hazards of the job and the appalling conditions of these laborers who struggled to earn... Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Thomas Schneider