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In Calamity's Wake

(2013)
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Miette has no desire to meet the mother who discarded her, a woman she knows only as an infamous soldier, drinker, and exhibition shooter: Martha Canary, made notorious as Calamity Jane. But Miette's beloved adoptive father makes a deathbed request that the two be reunited: "You have to do it . . . Promise me you will not change your mind. I know that you've heard sickening things and those things are all true but I'm sure she wants to know you.a ?

Keen to honor her father's wishes, Miette traverses the Badlands of the North American West, searching for her mother across a landscape occupied by strangers, ghosts, and animals. On her journey she meets an old lover of her father's, a man who claims to be her brother, an imposter she thinks is her mother, the Negro minstrel Lew Spencer, a kind madam who is her mother's best friend, a wolf who longs to protect her, and many others.

Woven into Miette's journey are the stories of Jane as told in legends, history books, and dime store novels; by her friends and enemies; and by the woman herself. The many ephemeral truths of these tales come together and Miette must decide whether to forgive the woman who had forsaken her for a life of danger and adventure. In Calamity's Wake vividly recalls one of the most colorful icons in America's history.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 1-62040-185-1 / 978-1-62040-185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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April 2013 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 1-4434-0670-8 / 978-1-4434-0670-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 1-62040-187-8 / 978-1-62040-187-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
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March 2014 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 1-4434-0671-6 / 978-1-4434-0671-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: In Calamity's Wake
Author(s): Natalee Caple
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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