Walk on Earth a Stranger (Paperback)

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) by Rae Carson 9/6/2016 
PB Edition (First book in the Gold Seer Trilogy) (13 & up)

Historical fantasy trilogy set during the American gold rush era. 
The 1800’s with our protagonist, 15-year-old Leah and her parents living in an isolated area of Dahlonega, GA. Leah has the ability to sense gold and helps her parents in every way on their farm. This wonderful depiction of early life shows the strength and horrors that was life in the 1800’s.  An excellent read and great adventure. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

— Della McNamara


A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award longlist selection

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times-bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush-era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home--until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns series, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer Trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062242921
ISBN-10: 006224292X
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Gold Seer Trilogy