Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush by Richard S. Wheeler | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush

Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush

4.7 3
by Richard S. Wheeler
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Two young men are swept into the California gold rush of 1849. Ulysses McQueen leaves his pregnant wife Susannah behind,and heads west, breaking his wife's heart. Stephen Jarvis, a discharged soldier in California, swiftly goes into business provisioning the miners. He discovers and loves Rita Concepcion Estrada, but is rebuffed by her family, which desolates him.

Overview

Two young men are swept into the California gold rush of 1849. Ulysses McQueen leaves his pregnant wife Susannah behind,and heads west, breaking his wife's heart. Stephen Jarvis, a discharged soldier in California, swiftly goes into business provisioning the miners. He discovers and loves Rita Concepcion Estrada, but is rebuffed by her family, which desolates him. Both young men struggle to find a good life in the rough and tumble of the gold fields, along with thousands of others who have crossed the continent in search of bonanza gold.

"With varying results, two young men seek their fortunes in California after America's successful war against Mexico-- in another solid historical from the prolific Wheeler.... Absorbing and eventful, replete with authoritative details on the mortal risks, primitive conditions, and sometimes rich rewards awaiting those who joined the gold rush to California." ?Kirkus Reviews

"We experience the adventure of the gold rush, but we also feel its undertow: families left behind and never seen again, loves lost, fortunes not made. A wonderfully mutifaceted portrayal of pioneer life." ?Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014404662
Publisher:
Richard S. Wheeler
Publication date:
05/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
253,088
File size:
526 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Richard S. Wheeler is the award-winning author of over seventy novels.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I like the Skye West series, this book was a good adventure. Hard to put down, because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next to the main characters. Wheeler describes the great west as someone who loves it, as do I. It brings the Gold Rush to life.