Ride the Wind by Lucia St Clair Robson

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In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever....

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Lucia St. Clair Robson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in South Florida. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in Brooklyn, New York. She has also lived in Japan, South Carolina and southern Arizona. After earning her master's degree in Library Science at Florida State University, she worked as a public librarian in Annapolis, Maryland. She lives near Annapolis in a wooded community on the Severn River. The Western Writers of America awarded her first book, "Ride the Wind," the Golden Spur for best historical western of 1982 and it also made the "New York Times" Best Seller List.
Published August 10, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 606 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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Although lacking the urbane ease of Aztec or the teeth-grinding scholarship of Hanta Yo, this fact-based saga about a white child raised as a Comanche (1839-1870) does have plenty of blood and dust, whoop and holler, gruesome slaughter and smoke-hole coziness—plus a right-minded stance on t...

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