The Beloved Wild

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Feiwel & Friends, Mar 27, 2018 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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A debut YA American epic and historical adventure from Melissa Ostrom about striking out for your own destiny.

She's not the girl everyone expects her to be.

Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming family in New Hampshire, 1807. She is expected to help with her younger sisters. To pitch in with the cooking and cleaning. And to marry her neighbor, the farmer Daniel Long. Harriet’s mother sees Daniel as a good match, but Harriet doesn’t want someone else to choose her path—in love or in life.

When Harriet’s brother decides to strike out for the Genesee Valley in Western New York, Harriet decides to go with him—disguised as a boy. Their journey includes sickness, uninvited strangers, and difficult emotional terrain as Harriet sees more of the world, realizes what she wants, and accepts who she’s loved all along.

 

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Harriet Submit Winter has no intention of living up to her name and marrying her boring neighbor Daniel Long to meet expectations of gender norms set up in pioneer times. Instead, she disguises ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
19
Section 4
27
Section 5
37
Section 6
48
Section 7
54
Section 8
63
Section 17
166
Section 18
175
Section 19
187
Section 20
197
Section 21
205
Section 22
215
Section 23
228
Section 24
237

Section 9
74
Section 10
88
Section 11
98
Section 12
111
Section 13
124
Section 14
132
Section 15
146
Section 16
158
Section 25
248
Section 26
257
Section 27
266
Section 28
275
Section 29
284
Section 30
294
Section 31
311
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About the author (2018)

Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family.

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