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Place Called Home
     

Place Called Home

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by Elizabeth Grayson
 

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ISBN-13:
9780380778454
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.83(h) x 1.14(d)

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Place Called Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MoRWAReviewsSTL More than 1 year ago
Five (5) stars for Elizabeth Grayson’s A Place Called Home, the story of two people yearning to belong. Livi Talbot loses her husband on the trail west to the wilds of Kentucky in 1782, but she pushes on to the land her husband cleared. She doesn’t belong there; she isn’t strong enough for the challenge. Her husband’s half-breed friend, Reid Campbell, has told her of her short-comings countless times. But Livi must risk the lives of her two children and the one she carries. She has nothing to return to. For his part, Reid straddles both worlds, a foot in both, belonging in neither. He’s too savage for white society and too white for the Creek tribe. He feels free in the frontier, trapping and making his own way. No responsibilities, no disapproving stares. While reading about Livi’s journey, at places my heart thundered in my chest. Along the trail, anything can happen, just as it might once she reaches the hostile terrain of the frontier. This is a realistic account, told with great skill. The descriptions are so rich and sumptuous, I experienced the beauty and the grinding work of settling the wilderness along with the characters. The love story between Livi and the land parallels that between Livi and Reid. She despises both Reid and the land at first and has to understand their complexities before she can appreciate them. Peppered with historical landmarks and events, this visit to the past satisfies on multiple levels.