The Removes by Tatjana Soli audiobook

The Removes: A Novel

By Tatjana Soli
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Macmillan Audio 9780374249311
11.20 Hours 1
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As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes, a historical audiobook from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Tatjana Soli. Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the west, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. When Anne survives a surprise attack on her family’s homestead, she is thrust into a difficult life she never anticipated—living among the Cheyenne as both a captive and, eventually, a member of the tribe. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries Custer. They move out to the territories with the U.S. Army, where Libbie is challenged daily and her worldview expanded: the pampered daughter of a small-town judge, she transforms into a daring camp follower. But when what Anne and Libbie have come to know—self-reliance, freedom, danger—is suddenly altered through tragedy and loss, they realize how indelibly shaped they are by life on the treacherous, extraordinary American plains. With taut, suspenseful writing, Tatjana Soli tells the exhilarating stories of Libbie and Anne, who have grown like weeds into women unwilling to be restrained by the strictures governing nineteenth-century society. The Removes is a powerful, transporting audiobook about the addictive intensity and freedom of the American frontier.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Among shortlisted titles for WILLA Literary Award - Finalist, 2019

As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes, a historical audiobook from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Tatjana Soli.

Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the west, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. When Anne survives a surprise attack on her family’s homestead, she is thrust into a difficult life she never anticipated—living among the Cheyenne as both a captive and, eventually, a member of the tribe. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries Custer. They move out to the territories with the U.S. Army, where Libbie is challenged daily and her worldview expanded: the pampered daughter of a small-town judge, she transforms into a daring camp follower. But when what Anne and Libbie have come to know—self-reliance, freedom, danger—is suddenly altered through tragedy and loss, they realize how indelibly shaped they are by life on the treacherous, extraordinary American plains.

With taut, suspenseful writing, Tatjana Soli tells the exhilarating stories of Libbie and Anne, who have grown like weeds into women unwilling to be restrained by the strictures governing nineteenth-century society. The Removes is a powerful, transporting audiobook about the addictive intensity and freedom of the American frontier.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Manifest Destiny meets our feminist moment as Soli conjures the layered lives of two woman.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Soli plumbs the contradictions of a man who could massacre Native Americans while conducting an affair with an Indian woman.” New York Times Book Review
“Soli brings a new twist to the oft-told love story of Libbie and George Armstrong Custer.” Denver Post
“A narrative of the American West centered on women, a kind of remaking of the classic Western myth…Soli paints pictures that will stick in my head.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Vivid and unsettling…an engaging read.” Historical Novels Review

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Tatjana Soli

Author Bio: Tatjana Soli

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, The Forgetting Tree, and The Last Good Paradise. Her work has been awarded the James Tait Black Prize and been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book, and her work has twice been listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English