Lucy, a remarried widow, careful mother, and reluctant emigrant, is drawn at once to the self-possessed MacLaren. Convinced that he is the key to her family's safe passage, she persuades her husband to employ him. As their hidden stories and obsessions unfold, and pasts and cultures collide, both Lucy and MacLaren must confront the people they have truly been, are, and may become.
Alive with incident and insight, presenting with rare scope and intimacy the complex relations among nineteenth-century traders, immigrants, and Native Americans, A Sudden Country is, above all, a heroic and unforgettable story of love and loss, sacrifice and understanding.
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"Fisher's love of the land and history of the western U.S. shows through every line of this story based on her family's history. A serious, finely written novel." ( Booklist)
Von CRoth1964 Am hilfreichsten 02.05.2009
The story line sounded very very interesting, especially since the author had based it (loosely) on the diary from her great-great-great grandmother who was Emma Ruth on this trek to Oregon. I found the details describing the hard life very educational. I was disappointed though as I did not like the author's style. It sounded abrupt, there was hardly any dialogue, and oftentimes I got lost in the story, not quite understanding what had just happened. The reader adapted her style to the author's, very slow. However, I made it and (finally) finished this audio book.Again, interesting story with historical background, but I did not like the style of the author.