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Snow Mountain Passage by James D. Houston
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Mar 03, 2011

really liked it
Read in June, 2010

As a young girl, I read a book entitled Donner's Pass, a story about the survivors of a pioneering party who traveled by covered wagon over the mountains on their way to California, got stranded through the winter, and resorted to cannibalism. That kind of story sticks with a child.

This novel, Snow Mountain Passage by James D. Houston, retells the tragic tale from the viewpoint of a man and his daughter.

And a tip to writers about how to illustrate a villain through his own musings: "Too bad she ... behaves ... like a wife and cannot be the tender, pliant thing she used to be when they sailed out of Honolulu ..."

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