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The Fugitive Wife by Peter C. Brown
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The Fugitive Wife

by Peter C. Brown

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Very good book. Part Historical fiction. Part romance. ( )
  pgabj | Feb 27, 2017 |
Good historical fiction about gold prospecting in Alaska in 1900. You can tell that a man was the author; too much information about the process of gold mining to suit me; but still a book worth reading! ( )
  litelady-ajh | Oct 5, 2008 |
I really enjoyed this book, and this sort of novel isn't usually my thing. I thought the characters were quirky and engaging, almost Dickensian. The story took enough odd detours that kept the pages turning. I also found the detail about that period, farm life, sea life, and the conditions in Nome, Alaska compelling and vivid. Definitely recommended. ( )
  Atomicmutant | May 24, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393329755, Paperback)

“All about passion, whether for . . . romance or adventure, this sweeping debut renders poetically the dynamics of desire.”—Kirkus Reviews

The year is 1900 in gold-prospecting Alaska. Essie, a Midwestern farm girl fleeing from a stormy marriage, joins up with prospectors bound for Nome, where the golden sands teem with dreamers, schemers, and high rollers. When Leonard, Essie's stubborn and volatile husband, travels north, astonishing scenes of pursuit, sacrifice, and crucial decision rise to a conclusion that is both surprising and inevitable. Powerfully evoking a past world and the variable territory of the heart, this novel establishes Peter C. Brown as a consummate storyteller. Reading group guide included.

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Fleeing from a stormy marriage, Essie, a Midwestern farm girl, joins up with prospectors bound for Nome. Feisty and resourceful, Essie soon makes money caring for horses and delivering mail to the miners' beach diggings. Soon, too, Essie is drawn to Nate Deaton, the idealistic foreman of the Cape Nome Company.… (more)

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