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  • 8 of 14 copies available at Sage Library System.
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Summary:

"The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats--leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: Keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn't get lost in the storm? Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers--one becomes a hero of the storm and the other finds herself ostracized in the aftermath. It's also the story of Anette Pedersen, a servant girl whose miraculous survival serves as a turning point in her life and touches the heart of Gavin Woodson, a newspaperman seeking redemption. It was Woodson and others like him who wrote the embellished news stories that lured northern European immigrants across the sea to settle a pitiless land. Boosters needed them to settle territories into states, and they didn't care what lies they told these families to get them there--or whose land it originally was. At its heart, this is a story of courage, of children forced to grow up too soon, tied to the land because of their parents' choices. It is a story of love taking root in the hard prairie ground, and of families being torn asunder by a ferocious storm that is little remembered today--because so many of its victims were immigrants to this country." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Benja (Text) 37862000473447 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 02/23/2021 Available -
Athena Public Library FIC BEN (Text) 37813000183262 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/28/2021 Available -
Baker County Library BENJAMIN (Melanie) (Text) 37814003328185 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 03/11/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Benjamin, M (Text) 35178001835704 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/11/2021 Checked out 04/13/2021
Dufur School Community Library FIC BEN (Text) 37021000025875 ADULT FICTION Book Branch_Only_6months 03/29/2021 Available -
Grant County Library AF BENJAMIN (Text) 37845000545702 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 02/03/2021 Available -
Harney County Library FIC BENJA (Text) 37720000612358 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 02/17/2021 Checked out 04/14/2021
Hood River County Library FIC BENJAMIN (Text) 33892100716712 Adult New Books Book None 01/12/2021 Checked out 04/27/2021
Joseph Public Library F BEN (Text) 30002000261727 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 02/02/2021 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC BENJAMIN (Text) 37620000963746 New Adult Book System_Only_3months 04/05/2021 Reshelving -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399182280
  • ISBN: 0399182284
  • Physical Description: 351 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Book one: a disturbance in the west-- Book two: the maiden of the prairie.
Summary, etc.:
"The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats--leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: Keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn't get lost in the storm? Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers--one becomes a hero of the storm and the other finds herself ostracized in the aftermath. It's also the story of Anette Pedersen, a servant girl whose miraculous survival serves as a turning point in her life and touches the heart of Gavin Woodson, a newspaperman seeking redemption. It was Woodson and others like him who wrote the embellished news stories that lured northern European immigrants across the sea to settle a pitiless land. Boosters needed them to settle territories into states, and they didn't care what lies they told these families to get them there--or whose land it originally was. At its heart, this is a story of courage, of children forced to grow up too soon, tied to the land because of their parents' choices. It is a story of love taking root in the hard prairie ground, and of families being torn asunder by a ferocious storm that is little remembered today--because so many of its victims were immigrants to this country." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Blizzards > Dakota Territory > History > Fiction.
Pioneers > Dakota Territory > Fiction.
Immigrants > Dakota Territory > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > history > Dakota Territory > Fiction.
Dakota Territory > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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