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Thursday, September 2, 2010

One Thousand White Women Review

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus begins with May Dodd's journey west into the unknown. A government program, in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May's adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. Yes it was predictable. It didn't take a genius to figure out the story lines. The way it was executed though was what kept me riveted. I began to really care for these women through out the book. They were women with dreams, emotions, and flaws. These women were far from being heartless they were just dealt a crappy hand. Take the main character May Dodd. She signed up for the program because she had been locked up in an asylum by her parents for falling in love with a man they did not approve of and having two children out of wedlock. Hardly a case of insanity but because she was a woman it was easy to place her in asylum where she was tortured and abused.
 This book made me laugh, cry, gasp, and cry some more. I didn't like the ending but I understood it. I definitely recommend this book make it onto your fall/winter reading list. Despite it's predictability it will keep you engaged and turning the pages to see what happens to this group of wonderful women that will steal your heart.


Man of la Books said...

Sounds like a wonderful book for this stormy weekend.

Thanks for the heads up, I put it on my "to read" list.

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Oh, lovely review! Even though this book is predictable, it sounds like the characters make up for it. I should check this out!

Kate said...

I just saw this title at the bookstore today and was wondering what it was all about... great review!

reviewsbylola said...

I am so glad you liked this one! My book club read it a year or two ago and it was a big hit.

RAnn said...

Is that based on a true event, or totally imaginary?



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