Sierra

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Tom Doherty Associates, Aug 15, 1998 - Fiction - 448 pages
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The discovery of gold in the Sierras triggered the greatest migration in United States history, the gold rush of 1849. In this sweeping story of the rush to California by land and by sea, four young people discover what gold fever can do to a person's beliefs and values. But in the process, they find that there is one thing more important than gold: love.

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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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With varying results, two young men seek their fortunes in California after America's successful war against Mexico—in another solid historical from the prolific Wheeler (Cashbox, l994, etc.). When ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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