Written by New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown, this gripping novel is a top seller!
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.
This book is a 2019 Staff Pick! Read what Jeff has to say:
"Interesting details supporting a gripping narrative easily pulled me through this book. A quick but satisfying read." -- Jeff