• Paperback: 376 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (September 22, 2015)
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 emigrants 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 infamous 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.
Daniel James Brown is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat and Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894. He lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.
Daniel’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, September 29th: Ramblings from a Reading Writer Who Rescues Birds and Beasts
Wednesday, October 7th: Jancee Reads
Monday, October 19th: Booksie’s Blog
Monday, October 26th: My Book Strings
Wednesday, October 28th: Booking Mama
Thursday, October 29th: Man of La Book
Thursday, October 29th: Books on the Table
Sunday, November 1st: Bibliophiliac
Tuesday, November 3rd: Books & Tea
Wednesday, November 4th: The Cue Card
Thursday, November 5th: Read. Write. Repeat.
TBD: 50 Books Project