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Written by Thad CarhartAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thad Carhart

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: October 19, 2010
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-3173-1 (0-7679-3173-4)
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Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. He is raised both as William Clark’s ward in St. Louis and by his parents among the villages of the Mandan tribe on the far northern reaches of the Missouri river. In 1823 eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to cross the Atlantic with the young Duke Paul of Württemberg, whom he meets on the frontier. During their travels throughout Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to a world he never imagined, and Baptiste ultimately faces a choice: whether to stay in Europe or return to the wilds of North America. As we follow this young man on his intriguing sojourn, this remarkable novel resonates with the richness of three distinct cultures, languages, and customs.

“The son of Sacagawea . . . Jean-Baptiste is made whole for us; he falls in love, he feels apart from all culturesthe native or the American or the European.” —Los Angeles Times

“Carhart is a skilled and graceful writer. . . . Across the Endless River should appeal to lovers of history and historical novels alike.” —The Huntington News (West Virginia)

“Richly detailed.” —USA Today

Across the Endless River is filled with vivid descriptions of city streets, palaces and country estates, while the plot moves at a reflective, inner level.”Historical Novels

“Gracefully done. . . . Sensitively compares and contrasts the Old World with the New.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Marvelously captured. . . . Stirring.” —Publisher's Weekly

“The list of novels chronicling the Lewis and Clark expedition is long, but . . . Carhart provides a fresh perspective. Fans of historical fiction with a romantic storyline, such as the novels of Anya Seton, should enjoy this.” —Library Journal