Prospects of a woman

by Wendy Voorsanger | 18 October 2020
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On 2 BuzzFeed Hot Lists! "New Book Releases We Loved And Why You Should Read Them" "New Historical Fiction You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Fall" The story of one woman's quest to carve out a life for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy. Elisabeth Parker comes to California from Massachusetts in 1849 with her new husband, Nate, to reunite with her father, who's struck gold on the American River. But she soon realizes her husband is not the man she thought-and neither is her father, who abandons them shortly after they arrive. As Nate struggles with his sexuality, Elisabeth is forced to confront her preconceived notions of family, love, and opportunity. She finds comfort in corresponding with her childhood friend back home, writer Louisa May Alcott, and spending time in the company of a mysterious California. Armed with Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance , she sets out to determine her role in building the West, even as she comes to terms with the sacrifices she must make to achieve independence and happiness. A gripping and illuminating window into life in the Old West, Prospects of a Woman is the story of one woman's passionate quest to carve out a place for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy.
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On 2 BuzzFeed Hot Lists! "New Book Releases We Loved And Why You Should Read Them" "New Historical Fiction You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Fall" The story of one woman's quest to carve out a life for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy. Elisabeth Parker comes to California from Massachusetts in 1849 with her new husband, Nate, to reunite with her father, who's struck gold on the American River. But she soon realizes her husband is not the man she thought-and neither is her father, who abandons them shortly after they arrive. As Nate struggles with his sexuality, Elisabeth is forced to confront her preconceived notions of family, love, and opportunity. She finds comfort in corresponding with her childhood friend back home, writer Louisa May Alcott, and spending time in the company of a mysterious California. Armed with Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance , she sets out to determine her role in building the West, even as she comes to terms with the sacrifices she must make to achieve independence and happiness. A gripping and illuminating window into life in the Old West, Prospects of a Woman is the story of one woman's passionate quest to carve out a place for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy.
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€18.19
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Eligible for free delivery
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54 Reward Points

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