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In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, 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 and enjoyed a safe journey--until October, when a heavy snowstorm forced difficult decisions. The first of many for young Mary Sullivan, newlywed Sarah Montgomery, the widow Ellen Murphy, and her pregnant sister-in-law Maolisa. When the party separates in three directions, each risks losing those they loved and faces the prospect of learning that adversity can destroy or redefine. Two women and four men go overland around Lake Tahoe, three men stay to guard the heaviest wagons--and the rest of the party, including eight women and seventeen children, huddle in a makeshift cabin at the headwaters of the Yuba River waiting for rescue . . . or their deaths. Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick plunges you deep into a landscape of challenge where fear and courage go hand in hand for a story of friendship, family, and hope that will remind you of what truly matters in times of trial. -- from back cover.
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Arlington Public Library FIC KIR (Text) 37812000176540 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 09/30/2019 Available -
Baker County Library KIRKPATRICK (Jane) (Text) 37814003281525 FICTION - NEW CHRISTIAN Book System_Only_3months 05/28/2020 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Kirkpatrick, J (Text) 35178001761314 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/03/2019 Available -
Elgin Public Library Kirkpatrick, Jane O54 (Text) 37827000292360 Adult Fiction Book None 01/24/2020 Available -
Enterprise Public Library FIC Kirkpatrick (Text) 30001000312738 Adult Fiction Book None 09/25/2019 Available -
Fossil City Library FIC KIR (Text) 37830000067105 Adult Fiction Book None 07/22/2021 Available -
Hermiston Public Library Insp KIRK (Text) 37838000559542 Inspirational Book Branch_Only_3months 09/26/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC KIRKPATRICK (Text) 33892100633131 Adult Fiction Book None 09/18/2019 Available -
Ione Public Library 813 KIR (Text) 37843000081935 Adult Fiction Book None 11/25/2019 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library INSP FIC Kirkp (Text) 37862000450353 Inspirational Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/20/2019 Available -
Nyssa Public Library F KIR pb (Text) 36660000525997 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/30/2019 Available -
Pilot Rock Public Library F KIRKP (Text) 37868000143674 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/29/2020 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library FIC KIR (Text) 37039000166582 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 11/20/2019 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library KIRK (Text) 33892005846978 FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 09/26/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library KIRKP (Text) 33892006519996 FICTION New/High Demand None 09/17/2019 Checked out 09/28/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library KIRKP (Text) 33892006564604 FICTION New/High Demand None 02/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800727024
  • ISBN: 0800727029
  • Physical Description: 345 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, 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 and enjoyed a safe journey--until October, when a heavy snowstorm forced difficult decisions. The first of many for young Mary Sullivan, newlywed Sarah Montgomery, the widow Ellen Murphy, and her pregnant sister-in-law Maolisa. When the party separates in three directions, each risks losing those they loved and faces the prospect of learning that adversity can destroy or redefine. Two women and four men go overland around Lake Tahoe, three men stay to guard the heaviest wagons--and the rest of the party, including eight women and seventeen children, huddle in a makeshift cabin at the headwaters of the Yuba River waiting for rescue . . . or their deaths. Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick plunges you deep into a landscape of challenge where fear and courage go hand in hand for a story of friendship, family, and hope that will remind you of what truly matters in times of trial. -- from back cover.
Subject: Overland journeys to the Pacific > Fiction.
Disaster victims > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Western stories.
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) > Fiction.
Genre: Religious fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Summary: In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, 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 and enjoyed a safe journey--until October, when a heavy snowstorm forced difficult decisions. The first of many for young Mary Sullivan, newlywed Sarah Montgomery, the widow Ellen Murphy, and her pregnant sister-in-law Maolisa. When the party separates in three directions, each risks losing those they loved and faces the prospect of learning that adversity can destroy or redefine. Two women and four men go overland around Lake Tahoe, three men stay to guard the heaviest wagons--and the rest of the party, including eight women and seventeen children, huddle in a makeshift cabin at the headwaters of the Yuba River waiting for rescue . . . or their deaths. Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick plunges you deep into a landscape of challenge where fear and courage go hand in hand for a story of friendship, family, and hope that will remind you of what truly matters in times of trial. -- from back cover.

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