Follow the River

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
1039 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
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Some parts are hard to read, but worth it to me. - Goodreads
An early book club selection that I loved! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

What an amazing story! Truth really is stranger than fiction. It made me ponder on the strength and grit of the wilderness settlers who ultimately forged our nation. Could we ever be as strong as they were? Read full review

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This book is a true story. I haven't decided if I liked the book or not. I didn't dislike the book, but since the events are true, it makes it harder to swallow. Sometimes it's easier to enjoy a book ... 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
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 21
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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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