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This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled

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Publisher: Grand Rapids :, Revell,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780800722333
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kirkpatr Jane 08/2016
Characteristics: 340 pages :,illustration ;,22 cm


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Jan 15, 2019

I found this book very engrossing and informative regarding the Oregon Trail. Although considered historical fiction, the main character is based on an actual Oregon trail pioneer who became known for helping to establish the first University in Oregon. The trials & tribulations that travellers on the trail went through should be "must reads" for anyone who might feel sorry for themselves for not having the latest consumables. These people suffered, but were determined to follow their dreams of a better life.

Sep 11, 2017

HIstorical novel written with a wonderful flair as are all her books "Where the lilacs still Bloom "remains one of my all time favorites

Aug 30, 2017

I'm not from Oregon & had never heard of Tabitha Brown. She became known as "The Mother of Oregon". What a strong & admirable woman she was! I'm so glad I read her story.

Dec 30, 2016

This was a an easy read with a smile at the end. There are moments of despair, with pondering thoughts, that I personally could never have survived the "ROAD THEY TRAVELED". I love that at the end of this book there are clear details about the factual events of history and the main character of the book.

Dec 18, 2016

Good historical fiction based on the life of Tabitha Moffat Brown who became known as the Mother of Oregon. She traveled the Oregon Trail at age 66 and survived the same terrible winter crossing that claimed the Donner party. The story is written from the perspectives of Tabitha, her daughter, Pherne, and her granddaughter, Virgilia. This book has a slow, leisurely pace but you get a good sense of the pioneer spirit with a strong family bond. I like outdoor adventure stories and I enjoy them all the more when I read them on a snowy winter day.


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