Olivia, Mourning

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Book 1 - Olivia series. Olivia is determined to stake her claim to 80 acres in Michigan, but she's seventeen, female, and it's 1841. Her friend Mourning would be a perfect partner for this endeavor, but he's Black and the orphaned son of runaway slaves. Strong-willed, vulnerable, and compassionate, Olivia is a compelling protagonist, trying to do the right thing in a world where so much is wrong. More
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About Yael Politis

Yael Politis (Jan Lewis) grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, not far from Olivia’s farm. She spent years researching the backdrop for Olivia’s story, enjoying the challenge of recreating daily life in another time and place. She based many of the details (including the story of how baby Mourning got his name) on letters and journals passed down through her family, over seven generations of lives lived in the American Midwest. She received a great deal of insight from her sister Martha, who lived in a modern log home, hunted her own land, and was as independent and stubborn as Olivia.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Politis moved to Israel, where she has worked as an agricultural laborer, secretary, librarian, Administrative Systems Analyst, Hebrew-English translator, editor, English teacher, technical writer, and proposal writer.

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JodiJo reviewed on on April 17, 2015

I havent finished this incredible book yet, but it has already grabbed me, heart and soul. I only hope I will be able to find books 1 & 2 of this series and then be able to afford them since I'm on an extremely low fixed income. I am always so grateful to the amazing wriers that write such wonderful books and then offer them at such low prices or no cost, when they could make so very much money, doing it in the time-honored way of selling at high (but deserving to the authors) prices and getting royalties. A good author is one of the most wonderful blessings given to mankind. I have been an avid reader from a very young age, and now that I am disabled and in constant and pretty severe pain, books mean more to me than ever. Thank you for sharing your books with us, Yael Politis, and every other writer that makes our world a better and richer place.
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Sue Erickson reviewed on on April 3, 2015

What a wonderful read!!! This story was a page turner. i just love Olivia. Sure hope to read more of your work!!!!
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