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The Pilgrim by Hugh Nissenson
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Nov 05, 2011

really liked it
Read in October, 2011

A fictional complement to Philbricks excellent account of the pilgrim's progress in the new world (Mayflower). The Pilgrim imagines the mindset of this homogenous, industrious, self-rightous group driven by their geniune beliefs and in the case of our hero, personal grief and lack of direction, to cross an ocean for a life of desperation in search of God's approval. The novel isnt all dour introspection however, the narrative moves along at a nice clip, supporting characters spice up the story, conflicts with the natives, starving times and the solice of love found all factor in. Well worth the read.

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