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Across Death Valley: The Pioneer Journey of Juliet Wells Brier

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Based on the remarkable story of Juliet Wells Brier, her husband, and their three sons, and their journey from early-day Salt Lake City to the settlement of Los Angeles during the Gold Rush, Across Death Valley reveals the trials of westernemigration through the eyes ofa womanwhose courage was critical to her family's survival. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by TwoDot
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Tracy
Jun 13, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
I bought this book to take with me on our trip to Death Valley, hoping that a harrowing account of pioneer survival would add a certain element of fear to my impression of the place. I didn't realize when I ordered it that it was a fictional account, so I was a bit disappointed when I received it; however, O'Brien really does a fine job of capturing the whole grisly journey in a realistic voice. I was most impressed with her ability to convey the event from a woman's point of view. She really ...more
Jenny W
Mar 23, 2013 Jenny W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best feature of this book is that it was such a quick read, but the story was engrossing and devastating... based on a true account of a family that was forced to cross death valley in 1849, you can only imagine the hardship and sacrifice this entails. I really liked this book.
Courtney Oppel
Feb 20, 2014 Courtney Oppel rated it it was amazing
Once you read this book, it will be a long time before you take a single glass of water for granted. Once again, O'Brien has composed an incredible tribute to our early American women pioneers. These stories are begging to be told, and I'm so glad it's O'Brien who's doing the telling.
Pancha
Nov 09, 2009 Pancha rated it did not like it
Thanks to the Kindle sample , I didn't have to waste my time getting this from the library. The prose was awkward, and the dialogue was incredibly awkward.
Denise
Jul 24, 2009 Denise rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness what these people endured and the strenght of a woman to get the men/children all thru! Truly amazing!
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