In 1883 Clara left her home in Indiana and everything she had ever known to go with her young husband and small child to establish a home and raise a family in Kansas. Her strength to face the hardships she encounters there comes from her indomitable spirit, her sense of humor, and her devout faith.
at the end of the civil war harriet hastings'and her three young children embark on a dangerous journey through the ozark wilderness in a cotton wagon drawn by two emaciated oxen to ft. smith where her husband has promised to meet them. her way is fraught with death. grief overcomes her. the answer comes on the wings of the wind; it is the elixer needed to press on toward her husband and home
The 21 short stories crafted by Tom Sheehan in THE WESTERING tell of the pioneering of those who came from many countries, many customs, many cultures, and brought much of that mix with them to create the American West as we now know it. THE WESTERING has been nominated for the 2012 National Books Award in Fiction.