Follow the river

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Ballantine Books, Jul 12, 1981 - Fiction - 399 pages
969 Reviews
Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people. From the Paperback edition.

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This book was more educational than entertaining. - Goodreads
Some situations are difficult to read. - Goodreads
The author is a very good descriptive writer. - Goodreads
This book was a page turner, but incredibly intense. - Goodreads
Not easy to read all she went through. - Goodreads
An early book club selection that I loved! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barbara Snuggs - Goodreads

While this was a great story of determination and survival, I didn't particularly enjoy the writing style. I also found it hard to buy the salacious thoughts the main character was having towards the man who just marched through her town on a killing spree. Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Townsend - Goodreads

I first heard the story of Mary Ingles while I was enrolled at a grade school in west Virginia which is named for her. I found the story nearly unbelievable then and revisiting it in this book ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
39
Section 2
49
Section 3
57
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About the author (1981)

James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the acclaimed author of "Follow the River"; "Long Knife"; "From Sea to Shining Sea"; "Panther in the Sky," for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel; "The Children of First Man"; "The Red Heart"; and "Sign-Talker," He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain, of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a member of the National Council, which is planning the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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