Follow the River (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
965 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.


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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
It was a good book, but very hard to read. - Goodreads
An early book club selection that I loved! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Charlene Dietz - Goodreads

We all know that life on the edge of civilization put the pioneer settlers in daily peril. I didn't stop to think about how vulnerable the women and children's lives were when the men tended to their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Glenda - Goodreads

Based on a true story. A bit of blood shead. After you pass that you will enjoy. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
51
Section 5
73
Section 6
103
Section 7
151
Section 8
168
Section 13
237
Section 14
258
Section 15
291
Section 16
302
Section 17
329
Section 18
333
Section 19
348
Section 20
359

Section 9
176
Section 10
211
Section 11
217
Section 12
228
Section 21
363
Section 22
398
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About the author (2010)

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 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), "Sign-Talker", "The Children of First Man", and "The Red Heart". 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 director of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council. The author's Website is: www.jamesalexanderthom.com.

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