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The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

  • Title: The Wild Girl
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  • ISBN : 9780786888658
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 368 pages


As a young man, Ned was part of an expedition to find and free a boy who was captured by the Apaches using an Apache girl as ransom Ned has photographed the girl, and her narrative combines with extracts from Ned diaries to tell a story that resonates years later, and that lays bare some of the harsh truths about the American presence in the West.


Author Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus was born in Chicago on March 23, 1950 He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in 1971 He has traveled extensively and lived over the years in Colorado, Florida, the French West Indies, Idaho, France, and Arizona For ten years he worked as a teaching tennis professional in Colorado and Florida, and in 1980 moved to the tiny town




The Wild Girl Reviews (31)

  • This was a local reading group selection Our group all enjoyed One Thousand White Women which is why we decided to splurge on the author s trade sized follow up We re usually to cheap and after reading this we all decided never to do it again.The beginning of the story immediately throws you into th [..]

  • I was blown away by how much I loved this book While I found the prologue of the author Ned Giles a little unnecessary, I immediately lost myself in the world that Jim Fergus creates Ned Giles is an immediately sympathetic character a good guy, a nice guy, adrift in a difficult world In spite of the [..]

  • The story unfolds through journal entries, with Ned Giles heading out as a photojournalist on the Great Apache Expedition of 1932 He is seventeen years old, recently orphaned and trying to make a life for himself during the Depression Giles tells the story of the expedition the goal is to reclaim th [..]

  • While American history isn t usually my favorite subject to read about I read this book because it was picked in my book club It was set in the 1930 s and was about this big American expedition of rich men who were wanna be hunters that thought they could track down a little Mexican boy who had been [..]

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the colorful cast of characters in this novel Fergus recounts the horror of violence between the white eyes , Mexicans and bronco Apaches in the early 20th century while never taking sides or sounding preachy While the beginning of the book is a bit slow, it soon takes off when [..]

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