Follow the River: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This is a true adventure book, full of moment after moment of trials and tribulations, yet also of joy and tenderness. Somewhat amazingly, the story is based on real people and real personal history ... Read full review

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User Review  - sraelling - LibraryThing

Harrowing tale of one woman's grit and tenacity. Begins with the Shawnee raid on the English settlement, her capture (including her two young boys, sister-in-law and another male neighbor), continues ... Read full review

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James Alexander Thom 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.

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