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Follow the River by James Alexander Thom

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Barbara Passaris
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Follow the River by James Alexander Thom

Post by Barbara Passaris » Sun October 26th, 2008, 7:57 pm

Has anyone read this book? I am thinking about reading this one. I'd love to hear some comments on it, if anyone knows this book. According to the cover, it was a bestseller. As an author who writes some Americana, it looks interesting to me.

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Post by chuck » Tue October 28th, 2008, 4:07 am

Yes....I read the "Follow the River" the Story of Mary Engels who was captured by the Shawnees....Story take place in the Mid 1700's...Gruesome at times, but a true story with the element of fiction that makes it come alive....A film was produced based on the book....it was a real disappointment......A very compelling read.......

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue October 28th, 2008, 5:08 am

I've read two other books by James Alexander Thom, and one of them, From Sea to Shining Sea, is in my best-ever list. I've got Follow the River on my TBR because two friends with similar tastes to mine read it and raved about it.

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Post by Leyland » Tue October 28th, 2008, 3:17 pm

It's an excellent story and I've read the book twice. An amazing story about captive women force marched through the wilderness and then eventually escaping home to loved ones by the same route with few tools or food, Thom really conveyed the unique emotions and goals well. Survivor instinct woven with a captive's sense of entrapment and acceptance is very strong. I thought he got the psychological elements just right for several characters.
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 28th, 2008, 3:30 pm

This book has popped up on occasion on my Amazon recs. I might have to look closer at it. Just what I need, another book to read :rolleyes:

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Post by LCW » Tue October 28th, 2008, 4:32 pm

I have this book in my TBR pile. It kept popping up on my recommendations and I kept seeing it on Listmania's so I bought it. I've had it for a year though and haven't gotten to it yet.
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Post by Barbara Passaris » Wed October 29th, 2008, 1:31 am

Well, I have it on my TBR list, too. I found it when I was unpacking some other boxes.

My husband has read it, and he really like it. I'm going to put it on my priority list.

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Post by Spitfire » Wed October 29th, 2008, 4:08 pm

Excellent read! It's a favorite book of several of my aunties and my mom too! I haven't read if for some years now, but want to re-read it sometime soon. I would definitely recommend it, it's an inspiring true story!
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