Clem's chances

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In 1860 the North and South are pulling apart, but all Clem Fontayne wants is a chance to reunite with his father. His mother and baby sister have just died. His father, absent from the family's Missouri farm for more than a year, is seeking his fortune in California's gold fields. So that's where Clem is headed, with no money and only the slimmest chance of success.

Historical fiction at its very best, this is the story of an extraordinary westward journey that begins in Missouri, travels across the Great Plains and along the Pony Express route, through Mormon territory and into squalid mining camps, and ends on the teeming streets of San Francisco. It is also a poignantly told human drama of survival and self-discovery.

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subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life. -- Fiction
Mormons -- Fiction
Overland journeys to the Pacific. -- Fiction
Pony express. -- Fiction
Slavery -- Fiction
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Overland journeys to the Pacific
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