by Christine Wade
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Paperback: 352 pages
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The Hudson River Valley, 1769: A man mysteriously disappears without a trace, abandoning his wife and children on their farm at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. At first many believe that his wife, who has the reputation of being a scold, has driven her husband away, but as the strange circumstances of his disappearance circulate, a darker story unfolds.
And as the lines between myth and reality fade in the wilderness, and an American nation struggles to emerge, the lost man’s wife embarks on a desperate journey to find the means to ensure her family’s survival...
A place for everything and everything in its place.
part iii, page 290
Early American farm life is portrayed from the perspective of a Dutch community. Descriptions of Dutch sayings and traditions were a treat to read.
I liked how this story is told with an aura of fairy tale -- almost magical in some parts.
* part of event: On A Sea Voyage