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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (662 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser, a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate.

This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absorbing, atmospheric epic of intertwined lives on America’s western frontier.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Drawing on such diverse themes as Manifest Destiny, personal identity and cross-cultural relationships, the author has crafted a satisfying all-ages story that hosts a dazzling array of richly realized secondary characters…and flows as effortlessly as the Platte River.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Holt creates a moving, palpable sense of pioneer life in graceful prose that occasionally reads like poetry. And her memorable characters’ stories raise powerful questions about how lives are shaped: by chance, skill, inherited gifts…and love that transcends generations and even mortality.”


  • “Holt writes a vivid and beautiful story.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suz | 1/24/2014

    " Loved this. 8th grade I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ramarie | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the character of Amos, the dowser's son, who grows up over the course of this book. There are many rich characters in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 1/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I felt the writing was very crisp and clear and it was a fun concept and an interesting journey. I was a little taken aback by the epilogue ending, but all the same, enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 12/28/2013

    " About a boy in times of migrating to the West and his gift of divination. It being a YA novel, it was conceptually simple yet gave good discussion topics. The setting was great, the plot interesting and shows how a boy becomes a man. Interesting to see how families blend, since when was the nuclear family ever the norm? The characterization of the Native American was a little weak but I appreciated the perspective. Me likey. "

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