June 14, 2023
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Biography & Memoir Book Club: The Indifferent Stars Above
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Join the Through Their Eyes Book Club in reading The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. (Amazon)