In Sight of the Mountain

In Sight of the Mountain

by Jamie McGillen

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Overview

"An engaging escapade with a feisty female lead." - Kirkus Reviews



"A beautifully written story. A must-read for those who are striving to fulfill their dreams." - Seattle Book Review



In the devastating aftermath of the 1889 Great Seattle Fire, nineteen-year-old Anna Gallagher faces considerable pressure to marry well and soon. But she has no intention of giving up her freedom to keep house. She wants to be the first woman to summit Mount Rainier.



Anna's grandfather couldn't disapprove more. And after he discovers that she's befriended a Duwamish woman in the forest, he threatens to disown her completely.



Still, her resolve to summit doesn't waver until she meets a fisherman who seems to love adventure as much as she does. He's not the kind of high society gentleman who could save their family's finances after the fire, but he adores her and treats her like an equal.



Mountaineering through glaciers, avalanches, and frozen temperatures might cause Anna's family to disown her forever. It might even ruin any future marriage prospects. But if she succeeds in reaching the icy peak, she could pioneer the way for women mountaineers, and create a new identify for herself, something she's been longing for her whole life.



Inspired by the trailblazing women of the 19th Century who dared to summit Mount Rainier, In Sight of the Mountain is a charming coming-of-age story, but it also casts the reader's gaze upon issues of colonialism, class, and women's far-too-narrow options.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733423922
Publisher: Evergreen Bookshelf
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Series: Rainier Series , #1
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 387,167
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jamie McGillen lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier, and no matter how many times she moves away, it draws her home. Everything about large evergreen trees delights her, except how poky they are, and the sap. Her poems and essays have been published in numerous literary journals, and she teaches English Composition at Highline College. You can find out more about her at www.jamiemcgillen.com.

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