Synopses & Reviews
Twenty Miles From a Match is the autobiography of an indomitable woman and her family's twenty years of adventures and misadventures in a desert wilderness. In 1908, a venturesome woman named Sarah Olds packed up her brood and went homesteading west of Sutcliffe on Pyramid Lake. Her ailing husband said, welcoming her to their new home, "There, old lady. There's your home, and it's damn near in the heart of Egypt."
Sarah Olds's story tells of her family's struggles to carve out a life for themselves in the Nevada wilderness. This true tale is told simply, with honesty and delightful humor.