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Here to There and Back Again

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In a prologue the author explains how her fact-fiction book is based on her great-great grandfather's 1849 Gold Rush letters.

Against his parents' wishes, Eugene Chase makes plans with boyhood friend Leal to leave Vermont and seek their fortunes in California. Eugene's sister Hortense understands her oldest brother's desire; and she makes him promise to write letters home,
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 28th 2020 by Crosshill Creek Publications
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Ilona
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A touching story of courage, love, and the pursuit of a dream.
One late night in her family’s California mountain cabin, the author discovered her great-great grandfather’s 1849 gold rush letters. Eugene B. Chase’s voice spoke to her, and his words revealed how hard it can be to leave one place for another: to feel alone, hungry, and exhausted. Several years after finding the letters, the author fictionalized Eugene’s journey West. With her imagination drawing on the actual letters, she portrays
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Bonnie Kenna
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New edition of an adult ESL read based on letters written by the author's great great grandfather. Gail Kenna thoughtfully captures the voice of the letters, reimagining a young man's journey from Vermont to California seeking fortune on the gold rush trail in the mid 1800s. It's a story of bravery, belief, and courage that really speaks to the reader. Beautiful collaboration with artist, Cort Sinnes! ...more
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