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Download Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Glancy Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In 1838, 13,000 Cherokee were forced to leave their homeland in the southeast and walk 900 miles to present-day Oklahoma. Hunger, cold, fatigue, and disease threatened their very survival. Their grueling relocation trek - the Trail of Tears - takes on new immediacy and meaning with this stunning work of fiction. Maritole loses not only her home and her settled life in North Carolina, but also many of the people closest to her. A chorus of voices joins hers to vividly recreate the tragic story of the Cherokee removal. Amid wrenching scenes of hardship and pain, there is the underlying strength that ultimately allowed this ancient people to endure. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joette | 12/31/2013

    " This is the Georgian trail of tears, good storoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Sherman | 9/3/2013

    " Author is in my church book group - so she gave a presentation to our group about why/how she wrote the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaena4 Beadling | 8/29/2013

    " Damn fine writing! I teach this book all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby Hall | 8/18/2013

    " Read when my daughter was taking an American Indian class at Purdue "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 8/13/2013

    " Hard to get into but interesting once you get used to style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alieda | 7/7/2013

    " I found this book hard to read because of its content. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jmcandy | 5/26/2013

    " It took me a while to get really interested in this book but I'm glas I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/2/2013

    " This is actually decent. The multiple perspectives can be confusing, but it is beautifully written and very eye-opening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Novotny | 10/3/2012

    " Absolutely read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 9/15/2012

    " I think most high school students should read this book while studying this period in history. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sadhbh | 3/3/2012

    " Just awful. Something like the earnest imaginings of an eager 12 year old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melle | 10/9/2011

    " An emotionally-honest and brutal telling of the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation along the Trail of Tears through the eyes of a mother, daughter, sister, wife... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Philip | 9/9/2011

    " was too hard to follow good book for advanced readers. didn't finish book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sadhbh | 5/27/2011

    " Just awful. Something like the earnest imaginings of an eager 12 year old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/6/2009

    " This is actually decent. The multiple perspectives can be confusing, but it is beautifully written and very eye-opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaena4 | 7/21/2009

    " Damn fine writing! I teach this book all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 5/13/2009

    " Read when my daughter was taking an American Indian class at Purdue "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debii | 3/19/2009

    " I thought this book was so amazing.
    It really helped me to understand and sympathize with those in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joette | 1/15/2009

    " This is the Georgian trail of tears, good storoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/9/2008

    " Author is in my church book group - so she gave a presentation to our group about why/how she wrote the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 10/10/2008

    " Hard to get into but interesting once you get used to style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 2/27/2008

    " I think most high school students should read this book while studying this period in history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melle | 1/15/2008

    " An emotionally-honest and brutal telling of the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation along the Trail of Tears through the eyes of a mother, daughter, sister, wife... "

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