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The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
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Apr 16, 12

bookshelves: 2012-reads, young-adult, history-based-fiction
Read in April, 2012

To save the family farm, Clara Estby sets out with her mother on a walk from Washington state to New York. Are they foolish or brave to attempt such a thing? Probably both.

Based on a true story, the book is full of adventure but light on historical facts.

While I respect the author for wanting to write the tale of her ancestors' amazing stunt, by the time I got to the end I was disappointed to learn what was fact and what was fiction. I think I would prefer a historical account of their journey even better that this fictionalized account. Uff da!

2.5 actual stars
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