“By illuminating the party’s incredible tragedy through the sorrowful eyes of a young girl, Herman shines a bright, ominous light that will never go out. An evenhanded, informative account of an American catastrophe.” -Kirkus Reviews. Read full review.

“This book could be of great significance if placed in classrooms throughout California as part of the social studies curriculum. I highly recommend this book to all ages alike…” (five stars). –San Francisco Book Review. Read full review.

“… should be required reading for California students. It’s going on my child’s summer reading list.”Heidi Komlofske-Rojek, President & CEO, City Book Review.










Nancy A. HermanAll We Left Behind | Virginia Reed and the Donner Party

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