The High Divide

The High Divide

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition
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In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota's western prairie with only the briefest of notes and no explanation for why he left or where he's headed. It doesn't take long for Gretta's young sons, Eli and Danny, to set off after him, following the scant clues they can find, jumping trains to get where they need to go, and ending up in the rugged badlands of Montana. Gretta has no choice but to search for her sons and her husband, leading her to the doorstep of a woman who seems intent on making Ulysses her own. Meanwhile, the boys find that the closer they come to Ulysses' trail, the greater the perils that confront them, until each is faced with a choice about whom he will defend, and who he will become. The bloody turmoil of expansionism, the near total demise of the bison herds, and the subjugation of the Plains Indians blend seamlessly with the intimate story of a family's sacrifice and devotion.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410474889
1410474887
Branch Call Number: x Large Print Coll
Characteristics: large print
501 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm

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RidnLibn Sep 01, 2016

Lyrical writing, complex family relationships and a moral crisis make this story of the American West a modern classic. A father, wife and 2 young boys make their own journeys across the same landscape, meeting many memorable characters along the way. And it turns out that some of those characters were actual people who figured in the very real historical events. One of the best of 2014!

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grace65
Jul 30, 2016

Richly descriptive, loved the characters, very well done historical fiction.

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 18, 2015

Set against the backdrop of the American West, this book is about one man's all-consuming quest for redemption and how it affects his wife and two sons. The writing is lovely - a good read.

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ddsw1
Nov 06, 2014

A worthy read.

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