After John Jacob Astor makes a fortune in New York, he plans Astoria, a trading post on the Pacific coast. His explorers face storms, mutinies, shipwrecks, starvation, murders and insanity, and finally give up. Astor's vision of Pacific Rim trade is put on hold for a couple of centuries. Astonishing history! -Helen
Gail Godwin (Evensong, Unfinished Desires) returns with Flora. Narrator Helen, "going on 11," is the relentlessly charismatic and wry star of this stirring and wondrous novel set in the mountains of North Carolina during the summer of 1945.
Signing Line Ticket event - Receive a ticket for the signing line with the purchase from us of Flora.