Thieving Forest

Thieving Forest

Paperback - 2014
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"On a humid morning in 1806, seventeen-year-old Susanna Quiner watches helplessly from behind a tree while a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna rashly decides to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman's quest to save her sisters and the parallel story of her sisters' new lives"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Noontime Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9780991618521
0991618521
9780991618507
0991618505
Characteristics: 407 pages : map ; 22 cm

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Aug 07, 2017

I think I was almost in a trance while I was reading this book. It is historical fiction but could also be categorized as travel/adventure. There is great insight into the time frame and societal roles of the pioneers(especially women) in the eastern U.S. in the 1800's.
These 4 sisters are all strong characters, each in their own way and look out for each other in ways quite above and beyond what most people would do now. The lack of support system makes the immediate family ties that much more important then. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in white captives of Native Americans, pioneers, survival means and also a tiny bit of romance.

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Jun 07, 2016

A very interesting story about a young woman on a journey in 1806 to find her kidnapped sisters. I decided to read this book out of curiosity how she'd find them and my desire to read about a strong, female character. The main character Susanna is indeed a brave, tough female who endures and overcomes many ordeals. Author Martha Conway does a good job conveying the difficult life on the frontier, especially for women. Her portrayal of Native Americans is fair and balanced. I admire the fortitude it took to survive and live at that time. I think it would make a great movie.

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Jun 07, 2016

SFBookAddict thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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