The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

by Daniel James Brown

HarperCollins | April 28, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

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Published: April 28, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061877255

ISBN - 13: 9780061877254

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The indifferent stars above Enjoyed this book tremedously .Well reseached and easily read . Captivating . Demonstrates the desperation and risiliance that these early settlers experienced .
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too many characters Very good book! I listened to the audio tape first and found I needed to actually read the book. All loose ends have been solved in the last chapter.
Date published: 2014-01-14

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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

by Daniel James Brown

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 28, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061877255

ISBN - 13: 9780061877254

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.