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The Jump-off Creek

Gloss, Molly (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Lydia Sanderson writes about her life on Jump Off Creek in the higher mountain country of Oregon in 1895. She tells of friendship, loss, daily struggles, and achievements.
Authors: Gloss, Molly
Title: The jump-off creek
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998, c1989
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: 186, [8] p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Molly Gloss
Notes: Includes Mariner readers' guide
"A Mariner book"
Summary: Lydia Sanderson writes about her life on Jump Off Creek in the higher mountain country of Oregon in 1895. She tells of friendship, loss, daily struggles, and achievements.
Awards & Distinctions: Oregon Book Award for Fiction, 1990
ISBN: 0618565876
9780618565870
Branch Call Number: FICTION GLOSS 1998
Subject Headings: Oregon Fiction Women pioneers Fiction
Genre/Form: Western stories
Topical Term: Authors, American
Women pioneers
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At the height of the Depression of 1895 Lydia Sanderson, freed by the death of her husband, travels to Oregon where she homesteads on a mountain, living in a wretched hovel on land not fit to grow even a vegetable garden. Her companions are two mules, two goats, and hard work.

This novel tells the the unforgettable story of widowed homesteader Lydia Sanderson and her struggles to settle in the mountains of Oregon in the 1890s.

A reading group favorite, The Jump-Off Creek is the unforgettable story of widowed homesteader Lydia Sanderson and her struggles to settle in the mountains of Oregon in the 1890s. "Every gritty line of the story rings true" (Seattle Times) as Molly Gloss delivers an authentic and moving... Read More »


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Oct 26, 2011
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really like this author's talent at putting herself into the voices of her characters and making them unique in the process. She has a great gift for the ways of talking and seeing in generations past. Just a wonderful, well-written book. The other book of hers which I've read is "Hearts of Horses" which is on my all-time great books list :)

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