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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (495 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Narrator: Stephanie Brush Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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During the fur-trapping era of the early 1800's, Marie Dorion refuses to be left behind in St. Louis when her husband heads west. Faced with hostile landscapes, an untried expedition leader, and her volatile husband, Marie finds that the daring act she hoped would bring her family together may, in the end, tear them apart.

History records that on the journey, Marie may have briefly met Sacajawea, the famous interpreter who accompanied Lewis and Clark. She too was married to a mixed-blood man of French Canadian and Native American descent, and was raising a son in a white world. In this imaginative re-telling, the two women forge a friendship that will uphold Marie long after they part, even as she fights for her children's very survival. Her story reminds us that women are bound together in history, now and forever.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith Herd | 2/18/2014

    " Quite possibly my favorite of her books! I loved the way Ms. Kirkpatrick brought the female character to life so vividly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tristi | 2/15/2014

    " I just had a really hard time getting into this one, although the premise was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/11/2014

    " Very interesting and moving story about a mother's journey to protect her children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2014

    " This book is historical fiction, about an Indian woman who travels west (after Lewis & Clark) with her husband trying to establish a new trade route. It was very good writing, but sometimes hard to keep reading. But, there were some very beautiful life lessons and analogies that really struck me deeply (especially toward the end of the book), which is why I gave it four stars instead of three. I'd be willing to read another book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/9/2014

    " True historical happening of an Indian woman, Marie Dorion, who traveled in the 1800s from St Louis to Oregon coast with French Canadian/Indian husband, an interperter, for an expidetion much like the Lewis and Clark Expidetion. Her trials and hardships and growth.She survied to live in Oregon and is memorialised just North of Salem, Oregon. Historical records of the account were used about her and Kirkpatrick filled in the rest of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollis | 2/8/2014

    " This is the second book I've read by Jane Kirkpatrick and I've thoroughly enjoyed both of them. She calls these 'a true story, imagined' as they are based on real characters and real events, but she weaves a story that makes those characters come to life. This is the first in a series and I'm anxious to read more. Both of the books I've read (and I suspect most of hers) are about strong woman characters. This one is about an Ioway Indian woman who crosses the mountains multiple times with an Astor expedition in 1811-1813. An amazing tale, told with insight and understanding of the human spirit. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janzey | 1/30/2014

    " ok book, just very depressing- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 1/21/2014

    " About struggles of Indian life trying to survive. It's reality so be prepared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caty Clifton | 1/19/2014

    " Good to read local historical fiction from a native woman's POV, a rare perspective. At times over emotional descriptions of Marie's feelings, how could a non native ascribe so much guilt? but so worth the journey through northwest history imagined; people, places and events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/4/2014

    " Lots and lots of detail. I found myself skimming a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/11/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was slow moving at first, but after I got into it, it became a really interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 12/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I am into historica fictions right now too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Panitz | 11/18/2013

    " Good book for those interested in the exploration of the early US west. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 11/14/2013

    " An indian woman follows her husband across the country rather than being left behind. Her decision has tragic consequences. I found this at times to be a very slow read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy | 10/31/2013

    " This series isn't one of Kirkpatricks best. I've read the first two and just haven't felt the desire to read the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/4/2013

    " Historical fiction of the first mother to go west and then settle in the Northwest. Hardships abound for this Native American wife of a mixed French/Indian husband. Lots of names,places etc. familiar to the Northwest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 3/10/2013

    " Listened to audio book & really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the sequel (not sure of title off hand). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/30/2012

    " A little slow to begin with, but picked up and especially loved the last part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jwalker | 12/19/2012

    " I loved this series! Jane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxanne | 11/9/2012

    " i should finish this book but cannot seem to get back into it. it is good and a powerful woman's story but i am too tired to take it all in. i am going to set it aside for future reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ainomaija | 10/1/2012

    " This book tells the story of Marie Dorian, the first woman to cross the Rockies to the west. She stands up to harsh conditions, hunger, Indians, and even her husband to protect her children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryal | 7/8/2012

    " Good but sad at parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/4/2011

    " the main character, Marie Dorion, has a very interesting voice, very unmodern in tone and rhythm. the author did a great job writing "a history imagined". the emotional depth of the Dorion and her story make this a great page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryd | 9/16/2011

    " I always enjoy historical fiction, but it was amazing to read this book based on a true story of our state. i'm reading the 2nd book now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Holland | 9/1/2011

    " Loved reading this because it takes place in the early days of Astoria, OR and the area where I currently live. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 8/7/2011

    " recommend any of Jane Kirkpatrick books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 7/11/2011

    " I don't think there are many books I would rate a 5, but I really enjoyed this one. It's about a woman and her journey west through the Oregon trail - her trials, motherhood, history, etc. It's based on a true story and is pretty heart-wrenching. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Johnson | 6/1/2011

    " This story was OK. I didn't dislike it, but it didn't make an impact on me either. I think I finished it because I started it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 5/5/2011

    " I listened to this book. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 3/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I am into historica fictions right now too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 2/17/2011

    " I really loved the connection to Marie. Being part of the expedition would have been difficult enough, but being a mother, wife and woman would have been exhausting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/26/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot about the wilderness. I certainly admire Marie Dorion and her ability to survive on her own out there. This is part of a series and I am going to start reading the second book in the series now. It is based on a true story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 11/14/2010

    " An indian woman follows her husband across the country rather than being left behind. Her decision has tragic consequences. I found this at times to be a very slow read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 8/30/2010

    " I listened to this book. Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 8/25/2010

    " I listened to this book while in the mountains. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/29/2010

    " I really need to read the rest of this series. It was heartbreaking. It was also a great snapshot of life in the early days of America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jwalker | 7/1/2010

    " I loved this series! Jane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite authors.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 3/9/2010

    " This was an interesting novel (based on a true story) of an Indian woman who like Sacagawea traveled with a party of men exploring the west. However, unlike Sacagawea she brought along her children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/4/2010

    " About struggles of Indian life trying to survive. It's reality so be prepared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/22/2009

    " Good book for those interested in the exploration of the early US west. "

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About the Author

Jane Kirkpatrick is the acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning A Sweetness to the Soul and the first two books in the Kinship and Courage series: All Together in One Place and No Eye Can See. She and her husband Jerry live and work on a 160-acre ranch in Eastern Oregon.