Abercrombie Trail: A Novel of the 1862 Uprising

Abercrombie Trail: A Novel of the 1862 Uprising

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Candace Simar's book, Abercrombie Trail, a fictionalized account of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, is inhabited by the 19th century settlers of west central Minnesota. It centers on the life of her fictional character Evan Jacobson, an immigrant Norwegian stage coach driver.


"Endlessly Fascinating.... The ultimate 'I was there' book. I have read many books about Scandinavians coming to America in the turbulent 1860s, but thanks to author Candace Simar, this is the first time I was ever transported from my easy chair right into the book to experience it with them. The images of courage, cruelty, intolerance, discovery, and simple pleasures have stayed with me. This is one book I won't forget." -John Koblas, author Let Them Eat Grass trilogy

About the Author

Candace Simar is a poet and writer who combines her love of history with her Scandinavian heritage. Her historical novels include Abercrombie Trail, Pomme de Terre, Birdie, Blooming Prairie, Shelterbelts, and Follow Whiskey Creek. The Glory of Ordinary Time is a short story collection.

Simar's work has been recognized with a Spur Award, Spur Award Finalist, Willa Literary Award Finalist, Midwest Book Award Finalist, Laura Awards, Peacemaker Award, and Will Rogers Medallions, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, League of Minnesota Poets, and Writer's Digest.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Press of St. Cloud; 1st edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 285 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0878393196
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0878393190
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches

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