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Narcissa: A Novel

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On a cold January evening in 1836, 19-year old Narcissa Peterson agrees to marry Marcus Pittman, a doctor and missionary. A young woman of passionate convictions, she chooses to leave the comforts of family and home and follow her husband on a treacherous journey west, there to settle in a land where no white woman has ever dared travel.

Based on historical fact, the story
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published 1985 by Arbor House
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Feb 18, 2015 Ria rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Western epic telling the saga of the Pittman and Fielding family as they struggle to travel to Oregon and start a new married life as missionaries with ideals of helping the local Indian tribes adopt Christian ways.
The two couples are vastly different, Henry Fielding treats his wife Elizabeth as a subservient chattel and is constantly spouting religious epithets whereas Marcus and Narcissa Pittman are more idealistic and very much in love being newlyweds.
But the hardships they endur
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