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
Not easy to read all she went through. - Goodreads
An early book club selection that I loved! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book was AMAZING! It was a true story and I kept having to tell myself that all throughout the book because it was so unbelievable. It was so well written, I was drawn in from the first page and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenda Roberson - Goodreads

This book, tells the story of Mary Ingles, who was kidnapped, along with her children, in a Shawnee Indian raid on her village in Virginia in the late 1700's. She was taken to an area of Kentucky and ... 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
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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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