Smorgasbord Summer Reading – Alone: A Winter in the Woods by Felicity Sidnell Reid.

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Today a Summer Read intended for YA readers but is likely to appeal to a much wider audience. Alone: A Winter in the Woods is a historical novel by Canadian author Felicity Sidnell Reid.

About the book.

51f48HGBAfL._UY250_A story for all ages, Alone: a Winter in the Woodsquickly engages the reader in thirteen year-old John Turner’s adventures. Forced to grow up quickly, while left alone on the family’s land grant in a virtually unsettled township, in the winter of 1797, John has to overcome devastating isolation and loneliness. With only a couple of oxen, a pregnant cow, a handful of chickens and his dog to keep him company, everyday tasks become ten times more difficult than they were while Pa was still with him, building their tiny cabin.

Meanwhile John’s mother has adopted the orphaned Joséphine, who keeps a journal recording the life of the Turners and her own…

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