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JOANN LEVY. For California’s Gold

JOANN LEVY. For California’s Gold. University Press of Colorado. Hardcover, 268 pages, $4.98, amazon.com

Winner, 2001 WILLA Award, Best Historical novel

“Heroically assimilating the primary sources of the Gold Rush, JoAnn Levy has created a novel that speaks with the panoramic force of history and the intimate voice of private experience. Here in fiction based on the record is the story of how one woman, alongside other women, left home, crossed the continent, loved, suffered, served, prevailed, embraced life and helped found a commonwealth.” — Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California