Larsen, Deborah. The white.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review
 
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Random House, Vintage. 219p. c2002. 0-375-71289-5. $12.95. SA

This novel is unusual in format. It is sometimes told in first person and sometimes third and is written in short bursts that are not always clearly related. It is the story of Mary Jemison, who was captured by the Shawnees in 1758. Her entire family was scalped in front of her, but because she physically resembled a young warrior who was killed, his family adopted her. The story is of her adjustment to life with the Shawnee, her two husbands, six children and her gradual adaptation back to so-called civilization. There are none of the normal fillers between events, but just her...

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