The Mourning Wars
By Karen Steinmetz
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432901, 240pp.)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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Based on true events, THE MOURNING WARS is a gripping, powerful, and utterly memorable historical novel. In 1704, Mohawk Indians attacked the frontier village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 50 and kidnapping 112 more, including John Williams, a Puritan minister and prize hostage, and his children.
This is Eunice's remarkable story, fictionalized but based on meticulous research, about a seven-year-old girl's separation from her family, harrowing march to Canada, gradual acceptance of her new Native American life, and ultimate decision at 16 to marry an Indian and reject her stern father's pleadings to return to the fold.
KAREN STEINMETZ lives in Grandview, New York. She now makes her authorial debut.