The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 : A Novel

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Grand Central Pub
Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White Women

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.

In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page,The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, and romance, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion!

Baker & Taylor
Orphaned as a teenager, Ned Giles heads west seeking a new life, joining the 1932 Great Apache Expedition to search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, kidnapped by wild Apaches, only to meet a troubled young Apache girl, imprisoned in a Mexican jail, whose fate force him to make a choice that will change his life forever. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL
Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White Women

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.

In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, and romance, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion!

Baker
& Taylor

Heading west to join the search for the kidnapped son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, Ned Giles meets a troubled Apache girl, imprisoned in a Mexican jail, whose fate forces him to make a choice that will change his life.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786888658
0786888652
9781401300548
1401300545
Characteristics: 355 p. ; 25 cm

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