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Out of Bodie by Roderic Schmidt

Out of Bodie

Adam OKee is the half-Cherokee son of a prosperous brothel owner from the gold rush town of Bodie, California. Young and strong-willed, Adam is forced to grow up quickly after the unexpected death of his beloved mother. Left without family, Adam fl ees the little town to begin his life anew at the tender age of eight.

Mathilda Jamison and her family are on their way to California when they are left stranded with their covered wagon on the vast plains east of the Sierra-Nevada. With few supplies left and the danger of predators emerging from the prairie, Mathilda and her family are rescued by Adam, who falls in love with the sensitive and intelligent young woman.

Struggling to fi ght discrimination and the oppression of social order, Adam and Mattie seek out a better life for themselves, fi rst in the Sierras then on a ranch in the central valley town of Modesto. Set from the beginning of the California Gold Rush in the1860s to the 1880s, Out of Bodie is a tender love story retold in the 1950s by a now aging Mattie to her greatgrandson, Little Adam OKee.

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  ISBN 978-1608604692
Eloquent Books
June, 2009
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