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In the Wilderness by Myrtle Archer

In the Wilderness

by Myrtle Archer

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A rousing, symbolic Civil War novel for young adults and adults alike. Set in faction-torn Missouri, Fort Sumter is months past and bloodshed and impressment into the war are rampant. Thad Woodruff's father and brother are killed and the turmoil of war forces Thad to consider an array of problems always pertinent to the development of youth--What to do if one disagrees with the majority around one? How does one become one's own person and achieve personal freedom? Bushwhackers burn Thad's home near a battlefield and with the bushwhackers after him, he, four sisters and his pregnant mother struggle to a remote, uninhabited region of the Ozarks, where they learn to live as if they were pioneers. With he, and the Woodruff females, able and strong individuals, they learn to survive in a harsh, relentless wilderness. But there is no escaping the moral issues of The War and life itself; they eventually confront him there.

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