The Morning River: A Novel of the Great Missouri Wilderness

by W. Michael Gear

Tom Doherty Associates | April 8, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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During the winter of 1825, Richard Hamilton--a timid Harvard philosophy student--arrives in St. Louis on business for his father. Robbed and beaten, desperate to save his life, he reluctantly joins the crew of the "Maria," a fur trader's keelboat. Bound for the beautiful, wild, and dangerous Indian country of the Upper Yellowstone River, the native Bostonian begins the education and adventure of a lifetime.

On a converging path is Packrat, a Pawnee warrior who captures a beautiful young Shoshone medicine woman named Heals Like a Willow. But slaves with ties to the spirit world can--and do--fight back.

As the "Maria" struggles deeper into the wilderness, Richard and Willow are cast together: seekers of knowledge and spirit, unwitting adversaries separated by time, space, and birthright. As inevitable as the collision of their two worlds, their love begins to unfold--and with it the terrible consequences of a forbidden consummation.

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The Morning River" is the first of The Man from Boston duology from bestselling author W. Michael Gear--a western that has become a classic tale of the dangers and possibilities of the American frontier.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765375206

ISBN - 13: 9780765375209

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The Morning River: A Novel of the Great Missouri Wilderness

The Morning River: A Novel of the Great Missouri Wilderness

by W. Michael Gear

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765375206

ISBN - 13: 9780765375209

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During the winter of 1825, Richard Hamilton--a timid Harvard philosophy student--arrives in St. Louis on business for his father. Robbed and beaten, desperate to save his life, he reluctantly joins the crew of the "Maria," a fur trader's keelboat. Bound for the beautiful, wild, and dangerous Indian country of the Upper Yellowstone River, the native Bostonian begins the education and adventure of a lifetime.

On a converging path is Packrat, a Pawnee warrior who captures a beautiful young Shoshone medicine woman named Heals Like a Willow. But slaves with ties to the spirit world can--and do--fight back.

As the "Maria" struggles deeper into the wilderness, Richard and Willow are cast together: seekers of knowledge and spirit, unwitting adversaries separated by time, space, and birthright. As inevitable as the collision of their two worlds, their love begins to unfold--and with it the terrible consequences of a forbidden consummation.

"
The Morning River" is the first of The Man from Boston duology from bestselling author W. Michael Gear--a western that has become a classic tale of the dangers and possibilities of the American frontier.

About the Author

W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University and has held several positions in the fields of archeology and paleontology. He married Kathleen O'Neal Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, and People of the Sea. In their first book, People of the Wolf, twin brothers are born of parents from rival tribes. They are raised in the tribe of one parent and must deal with the conflict of belonging. These books, along with those of author Jean Auel, helped to revitalize an interest in early civilizations. Gear has also written several books by himself, mainly in the science fiction genre. The Forbidden Borders Trilogy is a popular series of books about experiments perpetrated by aliens on humans.
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