Journey to Nowhere
In the spring of 1815, Remembrance "Mem" Nye and her family set off in a covered wagon from their farm in Connecticut to the western New York wilderness. Mem and her mother see it as a journey to nowhere since there won't be any houses or neighbors, just endless forest. Their journey is filled with the uncertain danger of wild animals, raging storms, and cruel strangers. When Mem is unexpectedly separated from her family, she must face every danger alone while hoping to find her family again.
"Auch offers a refreshingly believable portrait of a family under stress." - The Bulletin , Recommended
"The novel, laced with fascinating details, maintains an engrossing pace and offers insight into a frequently romanticized way of life." - Horn Book
"A well-written, realistic, and thoroughly researched novel, this will fill the bill of sophisticated historical fiction fans ready for a little grit." - Booklist
"It's an exciting tale...good historical details and a rattling good adventure." - Kirkus Reviews