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It's 1816 and Remembrance "Mem" Nye and her family are going through a cold, hard summer in their new home in western New York. There's barely any food since Papa's crops were destroyed by the late
season frosts. Mem's mama has never gotten used to their new home. It's even harder for her to cope after she gives birth to baby Lily. Papa puts Mem in charge of caring for the baby, her younger brother, and their sick Mama. Though Mem struggles, it's hard to do the chores and watch them every moment. Then the worst happens . . . one stormy night Mama and Lily are gone.
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"Even better than its predecessor, Journey to Nowhere. . . . Auch's attention to the unromantic details of pioneer life, combined with evocative description and unusually involving dialogue gives her work uncommon dimension."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred
"A refreshing, highly realistic entry in pioneer fiction."--Kirkus Reviews
"The novel joins Pam Conrad's Prairie Songs as an unflinching look at the price of Western settlement." --The Bulletin, Recommended
Mary Jane Auch has written many books, including Journey to Nowhere and I Was a Third Grade Science Project.
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