January 6, 1996
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312890397
ISBN - 13: 9780312890391
About the Author
W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 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.
From Our Editors
Author W. Michael Gear brings to his writing his experience as both a historian and an anthropologist. His novel brings to life a time when America was a country "on the brink." The interior was on the brink of being opened up, by way of the Missouri River, and many Native tribes were on the brink of extinction, due to disease and the loss of their lands. Set in 1825, The Morning River is a story of the adventure of Richard Hamilton, a young man from Boston who joins the crew of a Missouri fur trader’s boat. Along the way, he meets Heals Like A Willow, a Shoshoni medicine woman. The Morning River is a fascinating historical tale of forbidden love and divided loyalties.