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by Micaela Gilchrist

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ISBN:
0743223772
ISBN13:
978-0743223775
Author:
Micaela Gilchrist
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (November 12, 2002)
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Pages:
400 pages
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1645 kb
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1566 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.5

The good journey : a novel.

The good journey : a novel. by. Gilchrist, Micaela. In the tradition of Willa Carter and Edna Ferber, Micaela Gilchrist has crafted an exciting novel that is at once a love story and an action-packed depiction of the struggle for the West. Willa Literary Award for historical fiction, 2002.

The Good Journey book. In the tradition of Willa Cather and Edna Ferber, Micaela Gilchrist has crafted an exciting novel that is at once a love story and an action-packed depiction of the struggle for the West.

Inspired by actual letters, The Good Journey breathes life into history with a richly imagined chronicle of twenty tumultuous years in the marriage of two American. Inspired by actual letters, "The Good Journey" breathes life into history with a richly imagined chronicle of twenty tumultuous years in the marriage of two American pioneers. Strong-willed Southern belle Mary Bullitt abandons her life of luxury in Louisville, Kentucky, when she marries General Henry Atkinson and accompanies him to his outpost on the Mississippi.

By Micaela Gilchrist. Inspired by actual letters, The Good Journey breathes life into history with a richly imagined chronicle of twenty tumultuous years in the marriage of two American pioneers.

The Good Journey is a beautifully written historical fiction novel set during the Black Hawk War between the white . Although I rarely read historic fiction this book jumped out at me when I was looking for some Ellen Gilchrist books I might not have read.

The Good Journey is a beautifully written historical fiction novel set during the Black Hawk War between the white men and the Native Americans. I enjoyed Mary, the main character because she is not your typical pre-Civil War damsel in distress. She is sassy and confident. There were many laugh-out-loud moments in this book which were quite refreshing. Since the main character, Mary, was from louisville I thought I would give it a shot.

Micaela Gilchrist . Inspired by actual letters, The Good Journey breathes life .

The Good Journey: A Novel. The Good Journey: A Novel. The Good Journey: A Novel by Micaela Gilchrist.

Micaela Gilchrist uses privately held correspondence, unpublished diaries . The Fiercer Heart - Micaela Gilchrist. He wore a brown traveling suit, but despite his journey, his clothing was unwrinkled, his cravat crisply knotted, and his shirt, immaculate.

Micaela Gilchrist uses privately held correspondence, unpublished diaries, and family legends to create an unforgettable love story inspired by historical figures and actual events. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. He had auburn hair, a high-bridged nose, and under his strongly marked eyebrows, Lieutenant Kearny regarded me in a manner both eager and serious.

Journey is a work of historical fiction.

Journey: A Novel, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22. Journey is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.

The Good Journey by Michaela Gilchrist. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I love historical fiction, and this one outshone all the others. Also The Fiercer Heart by the same author Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s an amazing, epic story, and the history interwoven with the story is pretty incredible. sdeutsch (4258 ) Great Answer (2 ) Flag a. I also enjoyed The Outlander series. It has a little bit of everything. Supacase (14538 ) Great Answer (1 ) Flag a. Get the series of books about Rome by Colleen McCullough.

Inspired by actual letters, The Good Journey breathes life into history with a richly imagined chronicle of twenty tumultuous years in the marriage of two American pioneers. Strong-willed Southern belle Mary Bullitt abandons her life of luxury in Louisville, Kentucky, when she marries General Henry Atkinson and accompanies him to his outpost on the Mississippi. Nothing has prepared her for marriage to this attractive older man -- or for the realities of frontier living. Conditions are primitive, Mary knows virtually nothing about her husband, and the threat of attack from Indians is constant. A rough and resourceful general, Henry is engaged in a long and historic clash with a great Native American leader, and his deeply conflicted feelings about Indians mirror those he and his wife have for each other. In the tradition of Willa Cather and Edna Ferber, Micaela Gilchrist has crafted an exciting novel that is at once a love story and an action-packed depiction of the struggle for the West.
Reviews:
  • Barinirm
When I was young, my history-buff Mother had my siblings and I visiting every old fort she could find. I did not enjoy it. However, I found that reading Micaela Gilchrist's novel was a lot of fun and added a whole new perspective to the historic vacations of my youth. Her characters are entertaining and she shifts persectives -- from Army wife, to Army officer, to Native American -- with ease and wit. Well written, entertaining and a good journey through our past.
  • Kakashkaliandiia
Fabulous historical fiction. I couldn't put it down. I learned a lot about the Blackhawk Wars and about a woman's life in what was then considered the "West."
  • Monam
This novel gets off to a slow start. I think the prologue kept me reading. Initially, the author's characterization of Mary Bullitt is unconvincing. Happily, as the character ages, so does the writer's depth in portraying her. Stay with the novel through the first bit, and you'll enjoy the journey. Lots of action and opportunities for speculation about the General's romantic interests.
  • Forey
Micala Gilchrist's extensive research is evident in the portrayal of Mary and the General, Henry Atkinson. Their story is told without over dramatization and reality presentation. You fall in love with Mary and want to know how her journey proceeds.
  • Katishi
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  • Xlisiahal
What a terrific story! A young (?) southern belle, and a General 22 years her senior, get married after knowing eachother for three days, and he whisks her off to the western frontier, so he can try to keep order in the Indian lands.
The injustices that were done to the indians are just one aspect of the things you learn, along with some history of the west; but it's the characters and their story that keep you turning the pages.
Mary, the "heroine" is a woman you can relate to. How she comes to really love her husband, how she adjusts to her new surroundings; her jealousies, her heartbreak, her overall character. The indian characters are wonderful, and really draw you in, you will want to know their story, and even though you already know the outcome, you are still routing for them to win their war. Especially Bright Sun, what she goes through being a translator for the white man and the Sauk, being a woman indian in the time of war, trying to hold what she loves together, and what she believes...well some of it is truly heartbreaking. You will admire her strength and courage. The General, himself, is an unforgettable character, I only wish there was more info on his life.
The story keeps you turning the pages to find out what is happening, it keeps the characters firmly planted in your head, and even your heart because you really "feel" for them, and the ending is wonderful, as well as satisfying, it ties up all the loose ends that you are waiting for throughout the book.
Go west, young man,(woman), and take the journey.
Enjoy, Debbi
  • Rigiot
This is perhaps one of the most intense historical fiction novels I have read in a long time. It is so well-written, that I keep glancing through my Native American Indian history books to gather more information about Black Hawke and General Henry Atkinson. This novel really has renewed my interest in Native American history.
Mary Bullitt agrees to marry General Henry Atkinson after knowing him one day. She moves from Louisville, Kentucky, to St. Lois ~~ at that time, a frontier-town in what was known as the West. This novel is based on Mary's journals. It is also a novel rich in details of life in the early 1800s to the mid-1800s. It also explores the question of Indian rights that were being violated at the time and other people's misconception of the Indian Wars.
Mary and her General kept me riveted through the pages and transported me back to the early beginnings of this country. It reminds me of man's greed ~~ to conquer all he sees and how others fight it. It brought me to the realization that life was tenous during those times ~~ as well as being more intense as well. The scenery descriptions and actual lifestyle habits of the times are so well-researched, that I actually felt like I was there as an observer.
This is a beautifully-written novel ~~ one to keep in your personal library. If you know of someone who is tenative about reading historical novels, start with this one. It is a guarantee to bring history alive in the reader's mind.
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