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Peggy Elliott has written extensively for both television and motion pictures and has produced and directed documentaries. She cross-country skis at her home in Idaho and does volunteer work for the United Nations Population Fund in Africa.
Written in an unembellished, reportive style, spotted with journal entries, this is the story of a family seen through the eyes of the women as they cross the vast hostile territories of America on the Oregan Trail in 1845. I was told it would make me cry but to be honest the horrendous incidents on almost every second page just overwhelmed me, leaving me numb, totally gripped but too stunned to cry. Would any of them complete the journey?Comparison: Nancy Turner, Sara Donati.