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The White
The White
Author: Deborah Larsen
Riveting - Ms. Larsen fas written a novel that is ferocious in its depiction of the savegery visited be Indians and whites upon each other and lyrical in its evocation of the Alleghany Valley world that Mary comes to love, a novel that leaces us with an indelible portrait of a remarkable woman and the rumultous times she lived in... A brutal and...  more »
ISBN: 52194
Pages: 211
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Alfred Knopf
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The White on
Helpful Score: 8
The writing is powerful, unadorned and beautiful. A young girl names Mary Jerimson is an original heroine in this account of her capture by Indians in 1758. Renamed with an Indian name she gradually becomes integrated into her new family... she marries a Delaware warrior, raises a family etc. Fascinating story and completely believable.
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Helpful Score: 8
A riveting fictional account(based on certain actual events ) of Mary Jemison who was abducted from her PA home at 16 by a Shawnee hunting party.This is the story of her life...
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Helpful Score: 7
I LOVED this book. It is a very quick read and is a fascinating fictionalized life story of a real woman who was abducted by Indians as a young girl.
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Helpful Score: 5
Based on actual events, this is the story of Mary Jemison who is captured by Indians in the midwest. After her family is killed she is taken to an encampment to become part of the family of a man killed by the settlers. 212 pages easy but good read
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Helpful Score: 5
Iread this book in one day.It was fasinatung to read the story of a woman captured by the Indians as a child.
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HIstorical novel of a white girl in frontier America abducted by Indians and absorbed into the tribe. Better than it sounds.


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