The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Allan Wolf audiobook

The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party

By Allan Wolf
Read by Bahni Turpin , Whitney Dykhouse , Teri Schnaubelt , Tim Gerard Reynolds , Lauren Ezzo , Eric G. Dove , Ramón de Ocampo , and Shaun Taylor-Corbett

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763663247
9.93 Hours 1
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In powerful, vivid verse, the master behind The Watch That Ends the Night recounts one of history’s most harrowing—and chilling—tales of survival. In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation and, finally, the unthinkable. From extraordinary poet and novelist Allan Wolf comes a riveting retelling of the ill-fated journey of the Donner party across the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846–1847. Brilliantly narrated by multiple voices, including world-weary, taunting, and all-knowing Hunger itself, this novel-in-verse examines a notorious chapter in history from various perspectives, among them caravan leaders George Donner and James Reed, Donner’s scholarly wife, two Miwok Indian guides, the Reed children, a sixteen-year-old orphan, and even a pair of oxen. Comprehensive back matter includes an author’s note, select character biographies, statistics, a time line of events, and more. Unprecedented in its detail and sweep, this haunting epic raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope and resilience, and hunger of all kinds.

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In powerful, vivid verse, the master behind The Watch That Ends the Night recounts one of history’s most harrowing—and chilling—tales of survival.

In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation and, finally, the unthinkable. From extraordinary poet and novelist Allan Wolf comes a riveting retelling of the ill-fated journey of the Donner party across the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846–1847. Brilliantly narrated by multiple voices, including world-weary, taunting, and all-knowing Hunger itself, this novel-in-verse examines a notorious chapter in history from various perspectives, among them caravan leaders George Donner and James Reed, Donner’s scholarly wife, two Miwok Indian guides, the Reed children, a sixteen-year-old orphan, and even a pair of oxen. Comprehensive back matter includes an author’s note, select character biographies, statistics, a time line of events, and more. Unprecedented in its detail and sweep, this haunting epic raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope and resilience, and hunger of all kinds.

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Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of award-winning novels, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic; New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery; and Zane’s Trace. His poetry books include Immersed in Verse, The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts, and More Than Friends. He is former educational director for Poetry Alive!, a national touring company that presents theatrical poetry shows for all ages. Twice winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, he is one of the founding fathers of the National Poetry Slam movement, and he can recite hundreds of poems from memory.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 9.93
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English