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The endless forest : a novel / Sara Donati.

By: Donati, Sara, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Donati, Sara, Wilderness: book 6.Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010Description: xii, 626 p. : ill., geneal. table, map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1863255419; 9781863255417; 9780553805260; 9781863255417.Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction | New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places, a childhood friendship evolves into a romance, and family secrets threaten heart and home.
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With a master storyteller's skill and a historian's precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she brings us The Endless Forest, set in the remote village of Paradise, where the Bonner family that readers first met in Into the Wilderness make their home. ''The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners' ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives. ''In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily's twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha's mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter-or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home.'' Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time, The Endless Forest will be remembered long after the last page is turned.

Also published under the title: Journey's end.

The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places, a childhood friendship evolves into a romance, and family secrets threaten heart and home.

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Library Journal Review

The sixth and final book in pseudonymous author Donati's (www.rosinalippi.com) "Wilderness" saga-following Queen of Swords (2006), also available from Books on Tape and Random Audio-takes place in Paradise, NY, in 1824. Nathaniel Bonner and his wife, Elizabeth, still preside over their sprawling family, only now the focus is on the younger generation of Bonners and on the return of family nemesis Jemima Southern. While Donati credibly describes life in the wilderness, audiences should read/listen to the series in its proper order, as this volume leaves too much background to be caught up on otherwise. Except for Jemima, who provides much of the book's color and interest, the characters are mostly flat and predictable. Still, pseudonymous narrator Jennifer Mendenhall, who reads here as Kate Reading, captures the characters well with her distinctive voice and notable mastery of the Scottish accents. Fans of the series will be eager for this one. [See Prepub Exploded, LJ Online 8/6/09.-Ed.]-Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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