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Jonathan had managed to escape from the pirates on the great river of the west that a century later would be called The Columbia. It took all his strength to swim to shore and fall into the brush along the back, unconscious from exposure and exhaustion. Lily, a half British and half Chinook girl, found him there as she was carrying out her plan to escape, or die trying, from her Cayuse captors.

Together the two flee from the Indians and pirates high into the Cascade Mountain Range with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Through difficulty and danger, they encounter God as they have never experienced Him before. And they come to grips with those things that bring true significance to life. These first adventures of Jonathan and Lily are recounted in David Young's riveting debut novel, IN THE WILDERNESS.


About David Young

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David Young is a respected writer, commentator, journalist, environmentalist, and historian. Working independently in the field of history and the environment he work explores the nature-culture relationship, including perspectives from indigenous nature and indigenous culture.
Published February 25, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 370 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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How a city-born child of privilege became one of the greatest forces in American conservation is the subject of Douglas Brinkley’s vast, inspiring and enormously entertaining book, “The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America.” The subtitle is telling — the crusade for ...

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The Roanoke Times

The editor of the University of Washington Press “Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books” series, William Cronon, calls the book “the most deeply researched, analytically rigorous, and elegantly written study of American Wilderness politics since the 1960s.” Having been personally involved in the hist...

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