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Abercrombie Trail: A Novel of the 1862 Uprising (edition 2009)
Abercrombie Trail by Candace Simar
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0878393196, Paperback)Endlessly fascinating. . . . The ultimate I was there book. I have read many books about Scandinavians coming to America in the turbulent 1860s, but thanks to author Candace Simar, this is the first time I was ever transported from my easy chair right into the book to experience it with them. The images of courage, cruelty, intolerance, discovery, and simple pleasures have stayed with me. This is one book I won t forget. John Koblas, author Let Them Eat Grass trilogy "Abercrombie Trail, Candace Simar's first-rate debut novel, beautifully captures the wild unpredictability of nineteenth-century immigrant life out on the Great Plains." Diana Ossana, Academy Award-winning co-author of Brokeback Mountain
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Evan Jacobson is an immigrant Norwegian stage coach driver. The stops along his stage line introduce the families who live along the trail between Fort Snelling and Fort Abercrombie, and reveal their ultimate fate in the 1862 Sioux Uprising and the siege of Fort Abercrombie. Jacobson struggles with learning English, falling in love and fulfilling his dreams while living with events of the war in the South ? and the one threatening on the next horizon.
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