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Subject: Novels set during the Oregon Trail
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 11:04 PM ET
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Hi everyone,

I was just remembering today that one of my favorite books when I was younger was set during the Oregon Trail and that I found the time period and setting very interesting.  Does anyone have any novels set during the Oregon trail to recommend? 


Date Posted: 8/14/2009 11:37 PM ET
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I don't you might try the "Western Form"  Someone there might.

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 7:51 AM ET
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Have you tried doing the tagmash at Librarything? There appear to be lots of novels written during this time period.

To do a tagmash, follow the search tab from any LT page. Then look for the tag search box. Separate keywords that you want to combine with a comma.

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 12:30 PM ET
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I found this booklist you might find helpful: http://www.overbooked.org/booklists/subjects/history/oregontrail.html

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 2:26 PM ET
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Thanks, everyone!  The tagmash and the link provided by Katy were a big help.

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 10:48 PM ET
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There's one called Amanda, but it's juvenile lit.

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 12:09 PM ET
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This is one I have wishlisted -


Ralph Compton wrote one titled "The Oregon Trail", but I haven't read it.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 9:58 AM ET
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Take a look at Western Passage by TJ Hansen. I loved it to bits, but it's mostly from a woman's POV.