A powerful novel about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age - during the California Gold Rush of 1848. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery, and hope.
Young lives poised on a tightrope of right and wrong, their stories woven into the fabric of Gold-Rush-era California: a land that forges rules as it pleases - and breaks them as easily.
He was a handsome, intelligent, talented boy – and a convicted felon by the age of eighteen.
An Ordinary Tragedy is one woman’s quest to unlock the mystery behind her brother’s life of escalating crime and depravity.