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ISBN13: 9780345325228
ISBN10: 0345325222
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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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donad, March 13, 2009 (view all comments by donad)
One of my all time favorite books.
My husband was never a reader. After reading this book he became an avid reader. It opened the world of books to him.
If a person can LOVE a book then I would have to say that I definitely Love this book.
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snowasnowowl, April 9, 2008 (view all comments by snowasnowowl)
I read this book, when it first came out in 1982. The book is about Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured by the Comanche tribe.

This is the true story about Cynthia Ann Parker. It is a must read book. Unfortunely, I gave my book away to start a library. I wished I had kept it.

I want to get the book again, but in hardback, with the dust jacket. I hope that I can locate the book again.
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Lynda Manstrom, January 6, 2008 (view all comments by Lynda Manstrom)
To me, this looked like a cheesy romance novel. But I read it because my co-worker who recommended it has never steered me wrong, and it turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read. A classic case of never judging a book by it's cover.

The book begins with the brutal and violent raid of a Texas settlement by a band of Comanche Indians in which most of the adults are murdered and the children kidnapped, among them 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker. She is given to a childless Comanche couple to raise as their own, and the story follows her life as she grows up with the tribe.

This is a work of historical fiction, based in solid and well-researched facts and history, but since the real Cynthia Ann Parker never told her own story, of course most of the story from her perspective is speculation. But the author does a masterful job of weaving fiction with history, creating a beautiful and heartbreaking story of the struggle between the "savages" and the settlers of the west in the mid- to late-1800s.
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Robson, Lucia St Clair
Ballantine Books
St Clair-Robson, Lucia
Robson, Lucia St Clair
New York :
Historical - General
Indian captivities
Comanche Indians
Indian captivities -- Fiction.
Literature-A to Z
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1st mass market ed.
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Mass market paperback
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6.93x4.17x.96 in. .63 lbs.

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