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Book Club: Frontier Grit

Miss your book club? Try our online alternative! Check out Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Carol Shaffer on Overdrive. No holds or wait times for the audiobook: https://northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com/media/2700667

"Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades later. As a young girl, Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver that ever lived. As a Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of her culture.

These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women's rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world.

The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit."

You are welcome to read along in any format. We'll post some discussion questions online and host an optional Zoom meeting for participants on May 26th at 7pm. Discuss Frontier Grit with us in the comfort and safety of your own home. Happy Reading!

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Event Time: 
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm