The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932

The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932

by Jim Fergus
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The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 by Jim Fergus

Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White Women

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.

In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, and romance, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401382414
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/04/2005
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 52,072
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jim Fergus has been a freelance journalist for twenty-five years. His work has appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers and he is the author of two nonfiction books, A Hunter's Road and The Sporting Road. His first novel, One Thousand White Women, published in 1998, won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association fiction award.

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Wild Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Black_Violets More than 1 year ago
The Wild Girl is a love story about a boy torn between two paths. One path is the indian girl he saved and knows she's probably the love of his life and the other is just another regular life. But in chosing his love he would have to give up civilization among many other things. This book is a perfect adventure, thats the only thing I can say. It's an adventure you don't want to pass up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Jim Fergus's other book, One Thousand White Women years ago and have been waiting for him to write another. I was so excited when I found out he had another book on the market coming out in May, 05 that I got my hands on an Advance Reading Copy in March, 05. It is fabulous. I couldn't put it down. The story is set out west in the 1930's at the end of the Apache Indian era. It is loosely based on historical events .. the main character writes an amazing journal. Wonderful reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and recommend it to anyone . I liked it very mucj.
Ms_Montana More than 1 year ago
I loved Wild Girl by Jim Fergus; I couldn't put it down. His character development is terrific, and I enjoy his style of writing from journal entries of his main characters. He effectively builds empathy for his characters, even the most unlikeable ones. Highly recommend as a quick read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read and loved 1000 White Women that this author wrote. I am so happy that I read this book. It was equally as good. So many times an author has a disappointing second book. This was not the case. It was so well written. Equal to the best books I have read this year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book in years, but I have have joined a book club where you send a person a favorite book. After much thought I have decided on this novel. It is a great adventure and since I do not know the person who I am selected to send a book to it thought this would be a great pic!
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