The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 : A Novel

Book - 2005
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From the award-winning author of One Thousand White Women, a novel in the tradition of Little Big Man, tracing one man's search for adventure and the wild Apache girl who invites him into her world

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401300548
Branch Call Number: FICTION Fergus Jim 2005
Characteristics: 355 p. ;,25 cm.


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May 17, 2016

I enjoyed this, even though it's a very sad story. A look at a lot of ways of life/traditions/cultures coming to an end. 8 out of 10

Oct 12, 2010

Good book... not for everyone though


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