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Growing up in the early years of the twentieth century, Lilly May sorely missed the nurturing of a loving mother: she was only four when her mom died. From a lonely childhood spent in... More > Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, she was transplanted in early womanhood to the shore of Lake Ontario. Head-strong and often contrary, Lil experienced a tumultuous marriage; she and Earl raised eight children to adulthood. Both her inborn sense of humor and cultivated sense of entitlement served her well through the years. From the high jinks of a dining room water fight waged with a garden hose, to the heartache of unbearable loss, her life was a mix of light and shade, the hilarious intermingled with deep sorrow. Thursday's Child tells the true story of the author's paternal grandmother.< Less
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A powerful adventure novel set in late 1600s on the American frontier. Carole Browne brought her three children by canoe to a cabin home in the wilderness off the Susquehanna River.A raiding party of... More > Iroquois swept through the cabin and brained her youngest daughter and took her and her oldest daughter as prisoners into the woods headed back upriver to a Seneca town. Talcott Taylor, a solitary hunter, ambushed the raiding party and freed Carole, but one of the Iroquois got a canoe, seized her daughter, Rachel, and was gone. Talcott promised Carole he would go deep into Iroquois country and bring Rachel home.< Less
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Carole Browne brought her three children by canoe to a cabin home off the Susquehanna River in the late 1600s. A raiding party of Iroquois warriors swept across the clearing, brained her youngest... More > daughter and took her and her oldest daughter back through the woods to head upriver to a Seneca town. Talcott Taylor, a solitary hunter, ambushed the raiding party at the river, got Carole free, but her daughter, Rachel, was gone. Talcott promised Carole he would go bring Rachel home. He joined a Dutch party headed from to Fort Orange. The party was headed by Jacob Steen, In the large canoe was Paul Joffre, a Jesuit priest and Brenda Monday, a woman determined to join a French general in Montreal. Jacob Steen counted on Talcott to get him back down the Hudson. Carole Browne counted on him to get her daughter back home. Brenda Monday counted on him to get her off the platform the Iroquois had bound her to with fires burning. He picked up his long rifle and believed he could get it all done.< Less
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