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ESTHER
The Remarkable True Story of Esther Wheelwright – Puritan Child, Native Daughter, Mother Superior

By Julie Wheelwright
(HarperCollins)

In this highly readable, meticulously researched history, Wheelwright explores the adventurous life of her distant relative, Esther Wheelwright. In doing so, she provides a fascinating portrait of New England and New France in the 18th century, and of the complex negotiations among the French, the English and the Abenaki as they battled over land, religion and hunting rights.

– Margot Livesey

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