The Longest Winter Author:Julie Harris In 1911, a boy from Abbeyville, South Caro9lina, had his first taste of flying. in 1926, 2 years after the plane crash death of his best friend, john robert shaw attempted a solo flight record in a refitted curtiss jenny. on april 23, 1926, half of the journey was completed. on april 27, his plane was caught in a storm, went down and for 17 year... more »s he was missing, presumed dead. this is his story.
Ih the longest winter, julie harris has crafted a wonderful fictional biography of his life. stranded on a rocky uncharted island, his body broken by thte crash of the airplane, he is adopted into a tribe of eskimos. in this amazing tale, jule harris has done a remarkable job in capturing the native american culture and one man's struggle to retain his sanity in a harsh, heartless environment. it is in this desolate landscape and among these 'primitive' people that he discovers the true meaning of life, love and courage.« less