Thirteen moons by Charles Frazier

About the book

At the age of 12, under the Wind Moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone to the edge of the Cherokee Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home.

Review by Petersfield U3A Reading Circle 1

This book gives a fascinating insight into the life of the Cherokee before their forced move further west. We hadn’t realised the extent of their prosperity and commercial success, even to the extent of owning plantations and slaves in Carolina, before the government took back their land. It was a slow moving but at times poignant account of a long period if American history. It would probably have benefitted from being somewhat shorter – it took time to read. It is however beautifully written and was enjoyed.

Star rating: ***

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1 thought on “Thirteen moons by Charles Frazier”

  1. Reviewed by U3A Petersfield
    This novel is beautifully written with some wonderful description and moving episodes. It covers an interesting period of history; it is perhaps a little too long and would have benefitted from some editing. It is slow- paced but engaging and well worth reading.
    Star rating: ***


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