High Trail to Danger

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Random House Children's Books, 1992 - Colorado - 176 pages
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In 1879, after her mother dies, Sarah heads to the lawless rugged Colorado frontier to try to find her father. She hopes he can save the family business from the clutches of her odious relatives, but she encounters great danger on the route to the mining town where she thinks he is. In this land of Indians, outlaws, gambling, and gunfire, how will she ever survive, much less succeed?

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Sarah is the older and dreamier of two sisters who find their family boardinghouse taken over by interfering, greedy relatives in 1879. Their mother recently dead, the girls need to get word to—and ... Read full review


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Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State. She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She was a past President of the Mystery Writers of America. She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76.

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