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Bohemian girl, Terese Svoboda

Label
Bohemian girl
Title
Bohemian girl
Statement of responsibility
Terese Svoboda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Harriet's father sells her as a slave to settle his gambling debt with an eccentric Indian - and her story is just beginning. Part Huck Finn, part True Grit , Harriet's story of her encounter with the dark and brutal history of the American West is a true original. When she escapes the strange mound-building obsession of her Pawnee captor, Harriet sets off on a trek to find her father, only to meet with ever-stranger characters and situations along the way. She befriends a Jewish prairie peddler, escapes with a chanteuse, is imprisoned in a stockade and rescued by a Civil War balloonist, and becomes an accidental shopkeeper and the surrogate mother to an abandoned child, while abetting the escape of runaway slaves. A picaresque in the American vein, Terese Svoboda's new novel is the Bohemian answer to Willa Cather's iconic My Antonia . Lifting the shadows off an entire era of American history in one brave girl's quest to discover who she is, Bohemian Girl gives full play to Svoboda's prodigious talents for finding the dark and the strange in the sunny American story - and the beauty and the hope in its darkest moments"--P. 4 of cover
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Summary
After being sold by her father to an eccentric Indian to settle a gambling debt, Harriet escapes her Pawnee captor and begins a trek to find her father, meeting a variety of strange characters and encountering odd situations along the way
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10017305
Cataloging source
DLC
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Svoboda, Terese
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Flyover fiction
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Czech Americans
  • Women pioneers
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Nebraska
Target audience
adult
Label
Bohemian girl, Terese Svoboda
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn706467090
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
193 p.
Isbn
9780803226821
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008231
System control number
(OCoLC)706467090
Label
Bohemian girl, Terese Svoboda
Publication
Control code
ocn706467090
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
193 p.
Isbn
9780803226821
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008231
System control number
(OCoLC)706467090

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