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The Children's Blizzard - by Melanie Benjamin (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Melanie Benjamin

Language: English

Street Date: January 12, 2021
TCIN: 80176942
UPC: 9780399182280
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-7380
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"Melanie Benjamin never fails to create compelling, unforgettable characters and place them against the backdrop of startling history. Faced with an unforeseen challenge, two sisters make opposite choices, with life-altering and devastating results."--Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends

"Wrap yourself up in a blanket and get ready to be transported into one of the most astonishing tragedies you've never heard of--a massive blizzard that devastated the lives of prairie homesteaders in 1888. Melanie Benjamin draws you into the lives, hardships, and triumphs of a diverse cast of characters and compels you to care about them deeply. The Children's Blizzard has a pulse-pounding pace, a giant heart, and a sweep as wide as the prairie itself."--Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy

"In this atmospheric novel, as relentlessly paced as a thriller, Melanie Benjamin turns her expert eye to the brutal realities of life on the prairie in the late nineteenth century. I challenge you not to shiver as you turn the pages."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Exiles and Orphan Train

"With The Children's Blizzard, Melanie Benjamin reminds us not only of her tremendous talent but that immigrant stories are at the heart of American history. Benjamin weaves a moving and uplifting tale of courage, family, and sacrifice. You'll find yourself cheering for her characters as they make difficult, heart-wrenching choices that are always rooted in love. I loved this poignant page-turner!"--Jean Kwok, bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee and Girl in Translation

"Chilling, quite literally. The Children's Blizzard had me hunkered down in a reading flurry. Benjamin has successfully taken an almost-forgotten historical footnote and created a vivid, captivating, and utterly poignant story of Midwestern immigrants pursuing the American dream."--Sarah McCoy, New York Times bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables

"The result is a reading experience unlike any I've had in ages. Bravo to Ms. Benjamin, one of the great writers of historical fiction working today."--Peter Geye, author of Northernmost

"In The Children's Blizzard, Melanie Benjamin walks readers through the harrowing story of a stunning storm--one that took the lives of many and forever changed the lives of countless others. Benjamin has a gift for opening up and fleshing out her characters, giving readers unfettered access into their hearts and minds as they fight to survive, first on the punishing prairie lands they have decided to make home, and then during and after this historic tragedy. Beautiful and haunting, this is a story of ordinary people forced to face the most extraordinary of moments."--Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen's Fortune

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