There, she and the American cowboy will live the love of a lifetime. Precocious, passionate, talented, the free-spirited Chrysis rebels against a society and an art world in which men have all the privilege and women none. By day, a serious student at the prestigious l'École des Beaux-Arts, at night Chrysis loses herself to the sensual pleasures of the Montparnasse nightlife, where all seems permissible.
The new novel by the author of the international bestseller, ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN. After recovering from grave wounds suffered in the Great War, where he encounters the beautiful painter, a young cowboy from Colorado, makes his way to 1920s Paris, Bogey Lambert, Chrysis Jungbluth.
The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill: A Novel One Thousand White Women Series Book 2
Government's "brides for indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Woman to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. We curse God in his heaven. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone.
But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them. And became Cheyenne themselves. These "brides" were mostly fallen women; women in prison, the occasional adventurer, prostitutes, or those incarcerated in asylums. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The stunning sequel to the award-winning novel One Thousand White Women: A Novel.
Clever and satisfying. Fergus is a superb writer and the characters are as real as any pioneer women who braved the rigors of westering. The denver post"a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women.
Booklist, starred review9 march 1876My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie.
The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932
Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White WomenWhen Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, and romance, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, told by a master.
He joins the 1932 great apache expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion! As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.
In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak.
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd One Thousand White Women Series Book 1
One thousand white women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U. S. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.
Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world.
A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands An Owl Book
In an epic season of sport, trek the mountains, marshes, plains, prairies, deltas, Sweetzer, Jim Fergus and his trusty Lab, forests, and deserts of America.
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
Even before mary rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.
Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. All her life, submit to her husband, Mary has been taught to fear God, and abhor Indians. A compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter.
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Based on the compelling true narrative of mary rowlandson, faith, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, and acceptance. Battling cold, and exhaustion, hunger, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness.
To her confused surprise, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. Readers guide included.
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Internée en 1966 dans un asile de lausanne, marie-Blanche se souvient de sa vie, commencée comme un conte de fées mais qui prit peu à peu des allures de tragédie. Jim fergus s'inspire ici de son histoire personnelle pour nous offrir une saga familiale bouleversante. Une inoubliable fresque familiale à travers un siècle et trois continents : le chef d'œuvre de l'auteur de Mille Femmes blanches.
Une inoubliable fresque familiale à travers un siècle et trois continents : l'auteur de Mille femmes blanches confirme son exceptionnel talent de conteur et nous offre un chef-d'œuvre. 1995, région des Grands Lacs. La façon de dalva, de jim harrison, il inscrit l'intime dans l'Histoire et nous présente d'inoubliables portraits de femmes dans la tourmente.
. D'un caractère entier, en particulier celle de sa propre fille, froide et tyrannique, Marie-Blanche, elle a brisé la vie de sa famille, la mère de Jim. Jim fergus a consacré cinq années à l'écriture de ce roman, qui est publié en France en exclusivité mondiale. Pour essayer de la comprendre, et peut-être de lui pardonner, celui-ci va tenter de retracer son parcours.
En parallèle, à travers le journal intime de sa mère, l'écrivain nous fait entrer dans l'intimité de celle-ci. On retrouve surtout dans cette fresque qui s'étend sur un siècle et trois continents toute la puissance romanesque de l'auteur de Mille femmes blanches associée à une force d'émotion rare.
Marie-blanche est le troisième roman de jim fergus, vendu à près de 400 000 exemplaires en France, et La Fille sauvage le cherche midi, 2000, après Mille femmes blanches le cherche midi, 2004.
The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer
And slowly, a diminishing space, gradually -- essay by essay -- you become aware of the unsaid: the fact that he fits a diminishing time, and a diminishing code of manners. As rick bass says in his introduction, jim Fergus is a man for whom "The common denominator is not geographical, but internal; here is a man who belongs intensely to the living.
It is also, animals, a book about relationships; with nature, in many ways, and the people with who live around us. More than just a "man and his dog" hunting adventure, The Sporting Road is a book about the land and man's place in it. That he always puts others before him; that he considers and respects his friends, his dogs, his prey, and the landscapes that engage these things.
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And to avoid becoming collateral damage in someone else's private war, they have to fight back -- and find a way to conquer their doubts and fears. But neither of them can leave a friend, the only good thing in either of their lives, in danger. A rescue dog, an ex-marine, and an ex-convict are caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless gang in remote Washington state in this "first-rate thriller" Associated Press for "fans of CJ Box and Michael Koryta" Booklist.
Former us marine jess winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, a medical discharge for PTSD, with little more to her name than a broken-down house, and a loyal dog named Lucy. Unless jess turns over the missing goods, Lucy will be destroyed. The last thing Mason wants is to be dragged back into the criminal world.
Seeking a fresh start, he sets out for Deception Cove, Washington, where the dog now lives. Now the package is gone, and the sheriff's department has seized Jess's dearest possession: her dog. As soon as mason knocks on jess's door, he finds himself in the middle of a standoff between the widow and the deputy county sheriff.
The only thing she actually cares about is that dog, a black-and-white pit bull mix who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years -- nearly half his life -- in state prison, a wallet, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, and a photo of Lucy, the service dog he trained while behind bars.
To rescue lucy, they'll have to forge an uneasy alliance.
Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel
Hyde. New york times bestseller • today show book club pick • named one of the best books of the year by the washington post and st. Emerging from a deep sorrow, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, ten years her junior, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, and opinionated “belle Americaine.
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. I kept re-reading passages just to savor the exquisite wordplay. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.
Praise for under the wide and Starry Sky“A richly imagined novel of love, laughter, pain and sacrifice. Under the wide and starry sky is a dual portrait, with Louis and Fanny sharing the limelight in the best spirit of teamwork—a romantic partnership. Usa today “Powerful. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.
Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate.
Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
A bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Bethia mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. Bethia's father is a calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College.
Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance. At age twelve, she meets caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other.