Caravan by Dorothy Gilman

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Plucky Caressa Horvath travels with her anthropologist husband to Tripoli, where a band of vicious nomads kidnaps her, believing she is a sorceress, and force her to make a three-year odyssey across the Sahara. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Dorothy Gilman

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Dorothy Gilman was born on June 25, 1923, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her interest in travel led to the settings of her mysteries, though she has never visited many of these places. In addition to the Mrs. Pollifax novels, she has written other mysteries including A Nun in the Closet, which won a Catholic Book Award. She also writes children's stories under the name of Dorothy Gilman Butters.
 
Published May 1, 1992 by Doubleday. 263 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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This book looks younger than the text actually is- so watch out in placing it with appreciative readers for it's an unusual story and demands unusual appreciation and presentation.

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In another departure (Incident at Badamya, 1989, etc.) from the author's Mrs. Pollifax mystery series, an exotic background again takes a leading role--this time, a role shared by 16-year-old Caressa Horvath.

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Raised in a circus by her widowed mother (the headless woman) and fortune-telling Grams, who teaches her to juggle and pick pockets, Caressa Horvath is sent to a Boston finishing school, which she leaves after she is caught lifting the wallet of world traveler Jacob Bowman.

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