The River Remembers


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$17.95  $16.69
She Writes Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Linda Ulleseit, from Saratoga, California, has an MFA in writing from Lindenwood University and is a member of the Hawaii Writers Guild, Women Writing the West, and Paper Lantern Writers. She is also the award-winning author of two novels, Under the Almond Trees and The Aloha Spirit. She recently retired from teaching elementary school and now enjoys writing full time as well as cooking, leatherworking, reading, gardening, walking her dog, and playing with her new grandson.


2023 IPPY Awards Bronze Medalist in Historical Fiction
2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Multicultural Fiction

"An engaging tale that powerfully evokes a time and place in American history."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Storyteller Linda Ulleseit shares a fabulous account of frontier women--white, Native, and Black--in a variety of social statuses, tenderly conveyed. Taken from actual histories, each woman seeks independence and thinks she is willing to endure the consequences. Linda brings to life the p rairies of Michigan Territory and the emotional demands on lives changing day by day. I read well into the night and didn't want to let these women go! Neither will readers everywhere."
--Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times best-selling author of The Healing of Natalie Curtis

"Ulleseit's powerful storytelling enlightens readers to the compelling women who have been missing from our history books for far too long. A captivating and worthwhile read for all fans of historical fiction."
--Samantha Specks, author of Dovetails in Tall Grass

"The powerful stories of three women intertwined by their courage and by the mother of rivers, the Mississippi, are artfully and fearlessly told by award winning author, Linda Ulleseit."
--K.D. Allbaugh, author of Face Down in Rising Sun

"Linda Ulleseit describes the three women's plights in vivid historical detail as they navigate the wild frontier and decide how to pursue their dreams. A moving story that captures uniquely different lives and cultures that ultimately unite in hope and redemption. Highly recommended!"
--Jill Caugherty, author of Isle of Castaways and Waltz In Swing Time

"In this richly layered story, three women: a white settler, an enslaved person, and a Dakota, seek their own desire for the freedom to be who they want to be. The River Remembers is a refreshing look at pre-Civil War America with well-known historical figures weaving in and out."
--J.L Oakley, award-winning author of The Jøoslash;ssing Affair and The Quisling Factor

"Linda Ulleseit brings together her triple-stranded narrative incredibly well to create a novel about the American frontier that is unlike anything I have encountered."
--Reader's Favorite 5 STARS

"Linda Ulleseit creates a powerhouse of a story that utilizes these contrasts in women's lives to build a tale of interlinked destinies and strengths that profiles the real-world unique confluence of cultures at Fort Snelling in the 1830s. The River Remembers is a powerful work of women's literature that ideally should be included in book club discussion groups, women's history holdings, and libraries interested in fiction. It brings the past's underlying motivations and realities to vivid life."
--D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"An unforgettable story of the resilience, determination, and friendship of women on the frontier, beautiful writing, and historically accurate details earn The River Remembers a five out of five rating. The author has done a fantastic job telling this story and readers will find themselves immersed in the story from page one."
--Historical Fiction Company

Past Praise for the Author

For The Aloha Spirit

2020 Grand Prize winner for CIBA Goethe award
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards): Bronze Winner
in West-Pacific - Best Regional Fiction
Included in Parade's list of "Poolside Reads You'll Want to Pick Up Before the End of Summer!”