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When Karl Kessel receives another man's ticket to emigrate from Germany he leaves behind his young wife and two small sons, all for the promise of the opportunity he covets. Arriving in America, Karl is obsessed with becoming the owner of a farm--to be his own man. When Karl's wife Katja steps off a train with their sons in the wilds of sparsely settled Wyoming, she ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Langdon Street Press (first published September 13th 2010)
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Bridget
Nov 08, 2010 Bridget rated it it was amazing
I ended up reading this book over the weekend and I was left utterly speechless. The Ticket is an emotional read that will make you take time to reflect on your own life as it compares to Katja's. I would highly recommend this book to any avid reader.
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I was curious to read the book because of my personal background. As the story unfolded I found myself drawn in and repelled at the same time - too many things had a familiar ring to it. The author covered a lot of history and its impact on the characters in honest and insightful detail. I would've liked to given it four stars, but the writing style and the german expressions/misspellings needed some work.
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May 09, 2013 Terry Jarrett rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read where you feel you know the characters. Rather simple prose but it seemed appropriate for the story. The challenging life lead by those immigrants that settled the west was well portrayed, as were the joys and sorrows of their lives. I'm glad I read it.
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I am a 2nd generation German American and a historical novelist. I write books/stories based on my family history. Born and raised in the Big HOrn Basin of Wyoming, I graduated from UW with a degree in Design Mktg. I was a professional interior designer ASID for 25 years. Now I WRITE and WRITE! THE TICKET, SEED OF THE VOLGA, AND---FLESH ON THE BONE (to be release in July). I have begun my 4th ...more
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