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Sam Morgan, once a young runaway from Philadelphia, now a seasoned fur trapper and mountain man, faces the most daunting task of his adventuresome life. It is 1827 and he, together with the trapping brigade commanded by Jedediah Smith, has been expelled from Mexican California. To his unending sorrow, Meadowlark, Sam's beloved Indian wife, has died in childbirth and he has been forced to abandon his infant daughter, Esperanza. Now, Sam is determined to reclaim his baby and take her to Meadowlark's village on the Wind River of Wyoming. In Santa Fe, Sam meets a beautiful widow known as Dona Paloma and the two become lovers. Then, after the herd of horses belonging to Sam and his companions are sold for a healthy profit, he returns to California to reunite with his daughter only to learn she has been taken captive in an Indian raid. Sam's desperate mission to rescue his daughter, their escape in a frail craft down a rampaging river, and their long trek to Santa Fe, is a harrowing tale told by a master of the historical novel.
Title: Heaven Is a Long Way Off: A Novel of the Mountain Men (Rendezvous)
Categories: Historical Novel MM,
Publisher: Forge Books: August 2007
ISBN Number: 076534484X
ISBN Number 13: 9780765344847
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Acceptable
Item: 0.25 Item
Seller ID: 457212
Description: Creases to spine Light shelfwear to cover. Pages tanning with age. P.O. Name inside front cover. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.