"Local color" author Frances Gilchrist Wood wrote this powerful tale of a young wife who proves better able to succeed on the homestead frontier than does her husband.More
Frances Gilchrist Wood’s vividly drawn pioneer tale, Turkey Red is set in the Dakotas in the 1800s.
A mail sled is making its way through its route during a winter blizzard when they answer a distress signal from a cabin two miles away. Risking their safety through ice and snow, the men answer the plea. They find a young mother, living apart from her husband, having trouble with a sick child.
Walter Zimmerman adopts a subtle twang in his portrayals of the Midwestern frontiersmen who populate this tale of resilience and survival.
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