I Should be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark

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Penguin Books, Dec 1, 2003 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Brian Hall's compulsively readable novel vividly re-creates Lewis and Clark's extraordinary journey into the unknown western frontier. Focusing on the emblematic moments of the participants' lives, the story unfolds through the perspectives of four competing voices—from the troubled and mercurial figure of Meriwether Lewis, the expedition leader who found that it was impossible to enter paradise without having it crumble around him, to Sacagawea, the Shoshone girl-captive and interpreter for the expedition, whose short life mirrored the disruptive times in which she lived. Bringing the day-to-day life of the expedition alive as no work of history ever could, Hall's magnificent novel fills in the gaps and provides a new perspective on the most famous journey in American history.

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Review: I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark

User Review  - Spinster - Goodreads

Save your money and time. There are many other books out there that capture the spirit of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I recommend Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose or The Saga of Lewis & Clark ... Read full review

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One of the strangest novels I have read. I finished it only because of an obsessive drive to finish any book that I start . Read full review

Contents

Prologue l
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water speaks
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The Secretary 1803
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Brian Hall is the author of three novels, including I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, his acclaimed story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as three works of nonfiction.

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