By Ashley Sweeney
2017 Nancy Pearl e-book Award
After the tragic demise of her husband and son on a distant island in Washington’s San Juan Islands, Eliza Waite joins the throng of miners, fortune hunters, company vendors, con males, and prostitutes touring north to the Klondike within the spring of 1898. while Eliza arrives in Skagway, Alaska, she has under fifty funds to her identify and never a pal within the world—but with a few savvy, and with the aid of a few unsavory characters, Eliza opens a profitable bakery on Skagway’s major highway and befriends a madam at a neighboring bordello. Occupying this space—a position someplace among conventional and nontraditional female roles—Eliza awakens emotionally and sexually. but if an unprincipled guy from her previous turns up in Skagway, Eliza is anxious that she's going to be not able to hide her id and circulate ahead together with her new existence.
Using Gold Rush background, diary entries, and genuine pioneer recipes, Eliza Waite transports readers to the points of interest sounds, smells, and tastes of a raucous and fleeting period of yank history.
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