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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
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Jan 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, literary, historical-novel
Read in February, 2008

Piquaresque story that thus avoids the problems Jane Smiley has with plotting. Would have given it 5 stars if the plot had been stronger. Story of a 21 year old woman who meets her abolitionist husband when he passes through her home town of Quincy, IL on his way to Kansas Territory with contraband guns to support the abolitionist cause. Actually a story of Western pioneers and the start of the civil war. Exciting, entertaining, and very moving story of loss and hardship narrated by an level-sighted heroine.
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