Saturday, April 6, 2013

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2013 - F

For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to
highlight some of the authors and their books, that
we, in our book club, have either read, as a group,

separately  or have been recommended by someone
in our on-line group. 

F is for Fergus, Jim - One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

From Amazon:

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Our Book Club seemed to really enjoy this book by Jim Fergus. The fact that it is a fiction and written as a woman's journal, by a man, was a hard one for us to grasp. I know it's been done many times before. But this is just a compliment to the author.The many twists and turns it took kept us, the reader, captivated until the very last page.

Have you read this or any of those from my previous posts?
What are your comments on the books?

If you'd like to check out or join our facebook, book club, please select the link, What To Read Next

Also considered:

Frank, Ann - The Diary of Ann Frank
Follett, Ken - World Without End


  1. Oh, I think you'll really enjoy this book. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. What an interesting idea, the brides for Indians one is. I can imagine it would be a fascinating read.
    Clarissa by Samuel Richardson was also written by a man in a similar fashion, though I've not read it, just seen a tv adaptation.

  3. Hi DayDreamer,
    It was a great read, with many twists and turns and a with a very unexpected outcome.
    Thanks for your visit.

  4. When I first saw this book, I thought is was just "another" book. I was wrong... I loved this novel. I love any book that presents strong, and willful women who survive despite the adversities...... and this book certainly fits that bill. Great "F" word..( something about that just doesn't sound right!)

    1. So did I Pat. but I'm now so glad to have read it. Thanks for your kind comments.

  5. I am definitely reading this book...the review is so intriguing. Thanks for stopping by my blog, thanks for the recommendation and adding me to your FB page.

    1. I think you will be very surprised ant the surprises in the book. Don't miss a page.

  6. This looks like an interesting historical novel. I love historical fiction, so I'm going to have to put this on my list and check it out.

    1. Thanks Marjorie, It's based in history, but definitely a fiction! Thanks for stopping by!


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