Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton

One thing I've learned this past year is that I really like survival fiction. I also like tragic stories and well written historical fiction. So this book sounds absolutely tops to me:

The epic journey of the Donner Party, through the eyes of Tamsen Donner

In the summer of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers embarked on the California-Oregon Trail. During that ill-fated trip, early snows trapped them for over four months in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Almost half the group perished, and some resorted to unimaginable means to survive—making the Donner Party an enduringly fascinating episode in American history.

Set during those long, snowbound months and told through the hauntingly imagined journal entries and letters of Tamsen, IMPATIENT WITH DESIRE is psychologically penetrating, dramatic, provocative, romantic, and intimate. Remarkable passages and tenderly acute, heartbreaking scenes will leave readers breathless.

Impatient with Desire releases in March from Hyperion.



Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this one. This particular episode in history has always been fascinating to me. Thanks for the heads-up.

Tina's Blog said...

I have always been interested in the Donner Party. A great pick! Thanks

Sandy Nawrot said...

This one has potential! Just hope the author delivers!

bermudaonion said...

That title doesn't seem to fit the synopsis, but the book sounds good.

Ti said...

I have this one coming to me from LT!! I can't wait to read it either.

Jenny Girl said...

I like to read these stories too although I probably would have been a victim. This sounds interesting.

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