by Susanna Moore
Reviewed by Janet:
If you've ever tried to imagine frontier life, this short novel will immerse you in the Minnesota Territory of the 1860s. Having fled an abusive husband in Rhode Island, Sarah seeks to reunite with an old friend who had headed west. But things don't go to plan upon her arrival, and Sarah eventually marries a frontier doctor, who is then posted to an Indian agency. As relationships between the whites and the natives get worse, Sarah finds herself caught between two worlds..