We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.99
New Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Westerns- General
15 Remote Warehouse Romance- Contemporary
20 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Ride the Wind

by

Ride the Wind Cover

ISBN13: 9780345325228
ISBN10: 0345325222
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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....

Synopsis:

US

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 3 comments:

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.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
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.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)
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.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(6 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 3 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345325228
Author:
Robson, Lucia St Clair
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
St Clair-Robson, Lucia
Author:
Robson, Lucia St Clair
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Indian captivities
Subject:
Comanche Indians
Subject:
Indian captivities -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
SB176
Publication Date:
19851131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.93x4.17x.96 in. .63 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Light a distant fire Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Bowdrie's Law Used Mass Market $1.50
  3. First Fast Draw Used Mass Market $2.95
  4. Beyond the Great Snow Mountains Used Mass Market $3.50
  5. Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
    Used Mass Market $2.95
  6. The Giver
    Used Mass Market $2.50

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary
Fiction and Poetry » Westerns » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine

Ride the Wind New Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.99 In Stock
Product details 608 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345325228 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , US
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.