Rest For The Wicked: A History Novel
In 1893, Mae Duffy and her family arrive in El Dorado seeking the California dream, but the easy gold is gone and depression grips the nation. Breaking free, she stumbles into Sacramento's underworld and corrupted state government, where girls are political favors. She meets tycoons and senators of the Gilded Age while her brother and other homeless strikers fight the Southern Pacific Railroad. Hu...
Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Bridge House Books (February 4, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1936341
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“If you love history, especially that takes place in Calif.; gold country, Sacramento and a young women stepping out under difficult circumstance, you will enjoy this novel of a brave young women and her life. I love Nadia West! The first being Eye o...”
bled, Mae returns to rural Cosumne and learns about life from two old women, Chinese and Miwok. She also finds love with Indian Mary's son Billy, the last man of the People in their ancient home place along the Cosumnes River -- until her past comes to haunt them. This action-packed romp through Victorian times continues. A sweeping epic of the last of California's Old West. at times terrifying and yet deeply satisfying. Rooted firmly in history, with ironies extending to today's world. Naida West is a major talent. 640 pp, including 32 pp of narrative endnotes. Like the first two award-winning novels of the trilogy (Eye of the Bear and River of Red Gold), this novel can stand alone but most fans will prefer to read the books in sequence.