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These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.)


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ISBN13: 9780061458033
ISBN10: 0061458031
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A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.

About the Author

Nancy E. Turner is the author of several works of fiction, including The Water and the Blood and Sarah's Quilt. She has been a seam snipper in a clothing factory, a church piano player, a paleontologist's aide, and an executive secretary. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and two children.

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Heidi Sampson, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Heidi Sampson)
This book was incredible. It was so fascinating to read the progression of Sarah's life and everything that happened to her.
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KimberlyB, July 12, 2011 (view all comments by KimberlyB)
This is one of the best books I have read recently. The premise is simple: it's a diary of entries written by Sarah Prine who settles in Arizona Territory in the late 1800's. The novel is based upon Turner's own family memoirs, which makes it all the more intriguing. At first, I thought that the improper grammar and lack of writing finesse would bother me, but the entries become more well-written so it quickly wasn't an issue.

My feelings toward this story are hard to put into words. I felt like Sarah was a real person by the end and I easily could have read another 400 pages about her life. Her tale is difficult, honest, and heartbreaking, but also full of love and even funny at times. It made me reflect on my own life and count my blessings. Some things in life that may seem mundane or annoying at times, like taking care of a family, don't seem so once they are taken away. The daily ins and outs are whta make up a life. This was a library book, but I'll be buying myself a copy to add to my bookshelf. Beautifully written and without a doubt 5 stars.
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rachel.smith.anderson, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by rachel.smith.anderson)
A highly enjoyable read - great characters and lots of drama.
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The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
Turner, Nancy
by Nancy Turner
Turner, Nancy E.
Harper Perennial
Historical - General
Westerns - General
General Fiction
Historical fiction
Western stories
Literature-A to Z
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Trade PB
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8.08x6.52x.97 in. .68 lbs.

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