Publication Date: August 2007
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“Lillian Leyb arrives in New York's Lower East Side in 1924. What she finds is not for her. Her tenacity and insatiable thirst for life and answers lead her to the Alaskan frontier. Lillian's strength and passion are an inspiration and an invitation to ask yourself, 'What would I have done?'”
-- Andrea Avantaggio, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
- Dreams are a recurring theme in the novel. What are Lillian's dreams, both literal and metaphorical? How do these illustrate or inform the larger subject of the American dream?