Follow the River

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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  - HaroldTitus - LibraryThing

I chose to read "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom not so much to be entertained and inspired by the story of Mary Ingles’s escape in 1755 from Indian captivity and her torturous return from ... Read full review

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User Review  - GrannyNanny - LibraryThing

Outstanding book! If it wasn't a true story it would be hard to believe! To be captured by Indians and having them take your two sons and having to leave your baby daughter so you could escape is ... Read full review

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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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