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Prospects of a woman : a novel / Wendy Voorsanger.

Voorsanger, Wendy, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Westport WSPT FIC VOORSANGER (Text) 32826014311666 Adult Fiction In transit -
Greentown PL - Greentown AF VOORSANGER (Text) 75342000091051 Adult Fiction Available -
Scott County PL - Austin FIC VOO (Text) 35830802129436 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631527814
  • ISBN: 1631527819
  • Physical Description: 347 pages : map ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > California > Fiction.
Gold mines and mining > California > 19th century > Fiction.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 > Fiction.
American River (Calif.) > Fiction.
California > History > 1846-1850 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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