Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 1997 - Fiction - 732 pages
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The acclaimed author of Goldfield and Cashbox now recreates one of the pivotal events in Western American history--the great, gaudy, gold stampede to California in 1848-49--and weaves into this glittering backdrop the stories of two unlikely gold seekers.

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

True gold can be found in the love of a good woman. That, in a nutshell, summarizes "Sierra," Richard S. Wheeler's entertaining 1996 novel about the California gold rush, which follows the trail of ... Read full review

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User Review  - krysteria - LibraryThing

Okay, a bit away from my usual genre. This book was a western about the California Gold Rush of 1848-51. It is basically two story lines, with two different protagonists that cover different periods ... Read full review

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Richard S. Wheeler has won six Spur Awards, including one for this novel, from Western Writers of America, and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in western literature.

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