Katrine: High Valley Home

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With her family missing, nine-year-old Katrine Larson seeks her place among the Swedish settlers in a harsh, isolated valley among Sheepeater Indians and thieves. (Sheepeater: To Cry for a Vision tells Katrine’s brother’s story.)

During the Snake River Indian wars, Katrine: High Valley Home shares the traditions and ways of pioneer life among Swedish emigrants who struggle to farm in a mountain valley. This historically based novel is geographically centered on Long Valley, Idaho.

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-5320-2005-6

Description

It is 1862 as nine-year-old Katrine Larson heads west to a mountain valley in pre-Idaho Territory with her family and several other Swedish families. But when her parents and older brother are separated from the main wagon train (Sheepeater: To Cry for a Vision), Katrine suddenly becomes an orphan.

The Swedish families want nothing more than to create new lives in America. Unfortunately none are prepared for the brutal realities of farming in wilderness amid Sheepeater Indians and crazed gold prospectors. After Sven and Margret Olafson welcome Katrine into the folds of their family, she never loses hope of one day reuniting with her parents and brother. Katrine knows her place will be to marry and raise children, but her dreams dim as the Swedes struggle to survive amid tragedies. Although Katrine and her adoptive younger sister celebrate traditions with other Swedish children, it is a German hurdy-gurdy girl who teaches Katrine about sacrifice and love. But it is not until the magic of Swedish fairy tales and childhood romance is stripped away that Katrine is finally able to see the realities of adulthood.

Katrine: High Valley Home shares an unforgettable glimpse into a young girl’s coming-of-age journey as she clings to hope and attempts to survive among the wilds of 1860s Idaho.

A novel by Joseph Dorris

Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: iUniverse Rising Star; first edition (May 23, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-5320-2005-6 (sc)
ISBN: 978-1-5320-2006-3 (hc)
ISBN: 978-1-5320-2007-0 (e)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Additional information

Weight18 oz
Dimensions23 × 15.2 × 2.3 cm

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