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A cross between True Grit and Huckleberry Finn, Bohemian Girl creates "a western world as raucous and unpredictable as any imagined by Larry McMurtry, and teeming with characters as tragically heroic as those created by Willa Cather," according to a starred Booklist review. Kirkus said: True Grit's...
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In 1888 in New York City, the search for a killer of prostitutes comes to an end with the capture of Doctor Jack Lewiston, a respected surgeon and madman. But before he can go to trial, Jack escapes from custody and flees the country to London, England.   Brought out of retirement to track him...
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Ginseng, The Divine Root uncovers an epic tale of herbal medicine and the plant prized for centuries by emperors, Native American healers, herbalists and smugglers. Collected by Daniel Boone, ginseng was one of America's first major exports to the Far East. The book tracks the plant through one...
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In a remote cabin, Skye McDonald lived in a special world where her mixed blood was a blessing. She grew strong and healthy; tall like her grandmother, and she learned the ways of the Highlanders and the Lakota. But then the steel-springed lunge of a mountain lion took her mother from her,...
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Set against the background of a forest fire started by Henry David Thoreau, Woodsburner chronicles the lives of Oddmund Hus, a lovesick Norwegian immigrant farm hand, Eliot Calvert, a struggling bookseller and aspiring playwright, and Caleb Dowdy, a fire and brimstone preacher, whose stories...
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A debut historical novel about the friendship that grows between two young indentured servants--one of them Irish--as they struggle to overcome their tyrannical master and win their freedom in nineteenth-century New England. It's 1839. Nine-year-old Ethan doesn't want to work for Mr. Lyman, the...
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Manifest Destiny, as a term for westward expansion, was not used until the 1840s. Its predecessor was the Doctrine of Discovery, a legal tradition by which Europeans and Americans laid legal claim to the land of the indigenous people that they "discovered." In the United States, the...