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By LLyn De Danaan

ISBN-10: 0803237871

ISBN-13: 9780803237872

A headstone, a point out in neighborhood records, tales nonetheless passed down round Oyster Bay: the description of a girl starts to emerge and along with her the area she inhabited, so wealthy in culture, so shaken through violent switch. Katie Kettle Gale used to be born right into a Salish group in Puget Sound within the 1850s, simply as settlers have been migrating into what might turn into Washington country. together with her humans pressured out in their accustomed searching and fishing grounds into ill-provisioned island camps and reservations, Katie Gale sought her fortune in Oyster Bay. In that early outpost of multiculturalism—where local americans and immigrants from the jap usa, Europe, and Asia vied for fiscal, social, political, and criminal power—a lady like Gale can make her way.

As LLyn De Danaan mines the ancient checklist, we commence to work out Gale, a strong-willed local lady who cofounded a winning oyster company, then wrested it clear of her Euro-American husband, a guy with whom she raised little ones and who eventually made her lifestyles insufferable. Steeped in sadness—with a misplaced domestic and a damaged marriage, youngsters loss of life of their youth, and tuberculosis claiming her at forty-three—Katie Gale’s tale can also be certainly one of awesome pluck, a story of exertions and ingenuity, gritty initiative and undesirable good fortune that's, finally, primarily American.

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