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Noah Adair is a 13-year-old boy orphaned on the Oregon Trail in the late 1840s. After his parents die in a flood, his aunt rejects him in favor of his little brother, while his venomous uncle takes to beating him. Noah is very much alone in a world he doesn’t really understand. When he discovers that his life is in danger, he flees into the wilds on a stolen horse. After h...more
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published January 18th 2014
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Peter Kettle
It is always a privilege to find a good new writer. Carl Pettit, who is certainly new to me, writes in a distinctive and highly individual voice. His fine and dignified prose is elegant, and it propels this convincing story along. There is a huge shadow lowering over this novel, but it is a truly great shadow, and it belongs to Cormac McCarthy. Pettit's prose writing has solemnity, detail and accuracy; it is convincing about location, and history, but without pedantry or showing off. It has grav...more
Todd Fonseca
Among the Wild - Gripping Tale of Abuse and Revenge in 1840s Oregon

Author: Carl Pettit
Rating: 4 of 5
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Beaten to the ground, Noah Adair picks himself up from the mud wondering again what he has done to deserve such a punishment from his brutal uncle. But this time is different. Though only a young teenager, the hard life of traveling west in the mid-1800s has made him big and strong and the fear he once had for his uncle is gone. No more abuse. If only his parents hadn’t di...more
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Carl Pettit is an American columnist, writer, musician and illustrator. He writes for an array of colorful publications, and also finds time to produce a fair amount of fiction for adults and children. Education and work, plus good old-fashioned curiosity have taken him all over the world. He's lived in China, the Czech Republic, England, Korea and Portugal, and has traveled to dozens of more coun...more
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