St. Martin's Press
On Sale: April 24, 2012
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From the New York Times bestselling author of
The Bride's House comes the story of four women,
brought together on a harrowing journey of Mormon settlers
in this incredible novel based on a real-life event
In order to encourage Mormon converts to emigrate to the
promised land (Salt Lake City), a plan was implemented by
Brigham Young himself: emigrants were outfitted with two-
wheeled handcarts. The settlers were then expected to
walk, pushing the handcarts, for the 1,300 mile journey
from Iowa City. Several “companies,” as they were called,
completed this perilous trek and successfully reached Salt
Lake City. But for the Martin Company, one of the very
last groups to leave from Iowa City that year, the trip
proved disastrous. True Sisters tells the story of four
women, brought together on the harrowing journey of the
Martin Handcart Company, and united by the promises of
prosperity and salvation in a new land. Through the ties
of female friendships and the strength born from
suffering, each one tests the boundaries of her faith and
learns the real meaning of survival along the way.
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