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Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Review Book Arrived this week



Across the Endless River
Thad Carhart


Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date: September 1, 2009
format: Hardcover
pages: 320
Ages:
genre/category: Fiction

from the publisher
From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, a historical novel about Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea, and his intriguing sojourn as a young man in 1820s Paris.

Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau was the son of the expedition's translators, Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. Across the Endless River compellingly portrays this mixed-blood child's mysterious boyhood along the Missouri among the Mandan tribe and his youth as William Clark's ward in St. Louis. The novel becomes a haunting exploration of identity and passion as eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to cross the Atlantic in 1823 with young Duke Paul of W├╝rttemberg.

During their travels throughout Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to a world he never imagined. Gradually, Baptiste senses the limitations of life as an outsider. His passionate affair with Paul's older cousin helps him understand the richness of his heritage and the need to fashion his own future. But it is Maura, the beautiful and independent daughter of a French-Irish wine merchant Baptiste meets in Paris, who most influences his ultimate decision to return to the frontier.

Rich in the details of life in both frontier America and the European court, Across the Endless River is a captivating novel about a man at the intersection of cultures, languages, and customs.

From the Hardcover edition.

3 comments:

Aimee said...

this book looks totally wacked out awesome. cant wait to see what you think

Michelle said...

just became a follower! yay! this sounds like an interesting book. i too cannot wait for your review :)

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Storyheart said...

Really interesting review and information. Thank you so much for sharing.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)
Author of "Across the Pond"

Blog: http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

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