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Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero's Journey

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Wanders Far lived in dangerous times and was faced with one difficult challenge after another. He was a skinny, quiet boy who was raised on the banks of a tributary of New York State's Mohawk River, hundreds of years before colonists arrived. One lifetime was not enough for Wanders Far's old soul.

From a very young age, his wanderlust compelled him down one path after anoth
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Paperback, 198 pages
Published May 11th 2019 by Outskirts Press, Inc
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Jacqui Huntley
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A lovely story book about a native American family back in the 12th century and particularly the son,Wanders Far. It is an essentially matriarchal family with his mother at the head but with all members working together, mostly in harmony. The descriptions of their lives is fascinating and feels realistic. In the first half-ish of the book each chapter is a standalone story and this sort of continues later but with more of a follow-on thread. A very nice way to write. Each chapter has some event ...more
Melanie Matulonis
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s difficult to categorize the genre of Wanders Far – adventure, mystery, historical fiction. It’s really all of the above. The author brilliantly describes the characters, emotions, challenges and events in this novel in a way that transcends time. The themes of family, adventure and societal expectations are as relevant today as they were in 1,125. As a woman with Canadian Indian ancestry, I felt a special connection with Wanders Far: An Unlikely Hero’s Journey. It is apparent that the locat ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero's Journey, Part of the Adirondack Spirit Series, David Fitz-Gerald

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: Historical Fiction, General Fiction (Adult)

I love stories about other cultures, and was drawn to this one.
Its a wonderful, gentle story, showing snippets of how life was for the Native Indians.

I really enjoyed the day to day aspect, learning about the long houses, Bear Fat's matriarchal group, and of course the journey Wanders Far's life takes him on. There
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CECILE G
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a pleasure to read David Fitz-Gerald’s historical novel, Wanders Far: An Unlikely Hero’s Journey. The story opens with Wanders Far’s mother, Bear Fat—matriarchal leader being distracted from her proposal to relocate the three clans to ensure good food supply and continued well-being. Her thoughts return often to the moment she saw her baby girl being snatched while she was digging for tubers a short distance away. As her meeting concludes, her young son runs up to her to tell that her fathe ...more
S Roeser-Butler
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wanders Far – An Unlikely Hero’s Journey – is a beautifully written tale of a special man and the loving family that surrounds him. The story centers on Wanders Far – a gifted and sensitive soul whose journey from child to elder, from runner to seer, is filled with adventure, courage, wisdom, an abundance of love, and more than a little bit of magic. As enjoyable as it was to spend time with Wanders Far, I was equally entranced with his family and friends – Bear Fat, Gentle Breeze, Seeks Wampum, ...more
Amy
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
David Fitz-Gerald’s talent shines through in his Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero's Journey. I really enjoyed this well written and easy to read story. I really felt like I was right there living among the native people. I loved getting to Wanders Far and his family.

Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero's Journey gets a well-deserved five plus stars from me. I hope to see more books from Mr. Fitz-Gerald in the near future. This one is a keeper.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my
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Cindy
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. Wanders Far in particular was a delight to follow as he grew from child to man to runner and seer. The Indian culture as told through this book showed the hardships while accentuating the strong family ties.
Paul Bennett
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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David Fitz-Gerald is an author. Okay, make that amateur author. If you’re looking for the atheist activist author by the same name, keep looking! After a chaotic day as a business person, Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, ...more