The Removes

The Removes

From the New York Times bestselling author Tatjana Soli, an expansive and transfixing new novel set on the American frontier Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the west, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie?s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. When Anne surviv From the New York Times bestselling author Tatjana Soli, an expansive and transfixing new novel set on the American...

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Title:The Removes
Author:Tatjana Soli
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0374249318
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:371 pages pages

The Removes Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Apr 13, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

  • Linda
    Apr 25, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

    This is an amazing historical fiction depicting the life of General George Armstrong Custer and his loyal wife, Libbie. Told on a parallel course is the story of Anne Cummins, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who is capture by the Lakota Sioux and integrated into the life of the t...

  • Shawna Seed
    Jun 09, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

  • Krista
    May 23, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

  • Nancy
    Jun 18, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

    This is an amazing historical fiction depicting the life of General George Armstrong Custer and his loyal wife, Libbie. Told on a parallel course is the story of Anne Cummins, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who is capture by the Lakota Sioux and integrated into the life of the t...

    THE REMOVES:A NOVEL by Tatjana Soli is the story of the conquering of the American West after the Civil War. I can't remember the last time I read a book that touched my heart like this one. I can't stop thinking about the main characters in this novel, and how their lives were affecte...

    I won a copy of this book thanks to the Publishers and Tatjana Soli. Thank you to them! The Removes was a historical fiction account. We follow the three perspectives of Armstrong "Autie" Custer, his wife Libbie, and a young woman named Anne ,who was captured by Indians. I wish ...

    I am rounding up from a 2.5. The writing is great. In fact I intend to read more from Tatjana Soli for that reason alone. This particular novel just missed the mark for me. My biggest issue was going back and forth between the stories of two women and General Custer. I had absolutely z...

    The seemingly endless prairies of the American West with their waves of grass provide the backdrop for Tatjana Soli?s harrowing historical epic of frontier expansion. It begins with a murderous attack by Indians on Kansas homesteaders and the capture of teenage Anne Cummins. Her stor...

  • Esil
    Jun 03, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

  • Libby
    Jul 05, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

  • Andrea
    Apr 28, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry
    Jun 19, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

  • Liz
    May 25, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 04, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

  • Alena
    Jun 08, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

  • Angela M
    Jun 03, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

  • Debra
    Jul 03, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

  • Jamie Jones Hullinger
    Oct 13, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

    This is an amazing historical fiction depicting the life of General George Armstrong Custer and his loyal wife, Libbie. Told on a parallel course is the story of Anne Cummins, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who is capture by the Lakota Sioux and integrated into the life of the t...

    THE REMOVES:A NOVEL by Tatjana Soli is the story of the conquering of the American West after the Civil War. I can't remember the last time I read a book that touched my heart like this one. I can't stop thinking about the main characters in this novel, and how their lives were affecte...

    I won a copy of this book thanks to the Publishers and Tatjana Soli. Thank you to them! The Removes was a historical fiction account. We follow the three perspectives of Armstrong "Autie" Custer, his wife Libbie, and a young woman named Anne ,who was captured by Indians. I wish ...

    I am rounding up from a 2.5. The writing is great. In fact I intend to read more from Tatjana Soli for that reason alone. This particular novel just missed the mark for me. My biggest issue was going back and forth between the stories of two women and General Custer. I had absolutely z...

  • Heather Fineisen
    May 05, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

  • Anneke
    Apr 25, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

  • Carol
    Jun 19, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Apr 04, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

  • Fran
    Apr 25, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

  • Karen
    Jun 26, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

  • Tracey
    May 21, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 28, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

  • Karen Kay
    Jul 01, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

  • Debbi DuBose
    Aug 24, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

    This is an amazing historical fiction depicting the life of General George Armstrong Custer and his loyal wife, Libbie. Told on a parallel course is the story of Anne Cummins, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who is capture by the Lakota Sioux and integrated into the life of the t...

    THE REMOVES:A NOVEL by Tatjana Soli is the story of the conquering of the American West after the Civil War. I can't remember the last time I read a book that touched my heart like this one. I can't stop thinking about the main characters in this novel, and how their lives were affecte...

  • Joy D
    Jun 12, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

  • Tammy
    Apr 20, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

  • Meike
    Apr 04, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

  • RMazin
    May 09, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

  • Mwinchester97
    Sep 10, 2018

    This is the 4th novel I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. I absolutely love her books. ?The Lotus Eaters? was an extraordinary debut that resolved around three characters who were affected by the Vietnam War. ?The Forgetting Tree?, takes place on a ranch in Southern California. ...

    By the very nature of the slice of American history (1863- 1876) depicted in this novel, violence and death and abuse and brutal treatment permeate the story. The writing is exceptionally descriptive and that makes it difficult to read. Yet, this prevalence of violence is what makes ...

    Go west, young man. Settle in the wide open spaces. Yes, settlers experienced freedom and liberty but were arguably unprepared for unmentionable hardship and violence. The nation's policy of Manifest Destiny with the intention of expansion and conquest fueled the Indian Wars on the fro...

    While I enjoy historical fiction, it?s not often that I read American historical fiction. In the case of The Removes I made an exception because I thought The Lotus Eaters (Soli?s first novel) was remarkable. The Removes is exponentially better. The title, at first glance, refers t...

    4.5 stars "Danger knows full well that Custer is more dangerous then he." I love books which not only educate me but also evoke feeling and leave me thinking about them for long after I have finished reading. This was one of those books. Yes, this book is about General George...

    I think most of us, at least those close to my own age, learned of Custer's last stand, in history class. That is though, all I ever knew about him. There was so much I didn't know, for example I never knew he fought in our Civil War where he was made the youngest Brigadeer General at ...

    5 impressive stars to The Removes! ? ? ? ? ? This book. Wow. It took me a while to read The Removes because I had to tread slowly. Although it is smoothly written, it required me to take some breaks from it, which I will describe why in a bit. Set on the American...

    3.75 stars The Removes is a strong work of historical fiction, but it?s awfully hard to read ? the kind of book that made me want to turn away more than a few times. The story is set in the 1860s and 1870s in the US during the American Indian Wars. The story focuses on two women...

    Whew! What a life! "He loved war and thirsted for victory." THE REMOVES is a historical work of fiction that tracks the life of General George Armstrong "Autie" Custer through the American Civil War and American Indian War ending with the massacre of "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big...

    I really enjoyed this book, a mix of fact and fiction on the life of General Custer during The Civil War and Indian wars. The story is told through the eyes of Custer, his wife Libbie, and a fifteen-year-old girl who is abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas. Despite the violence of these ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Tatjana Soli. It won?t be the last. Starting with an Indian raid of a Kansas homestead, she paints an in depth story where you can see the entire narrative play out like movie scenes. The novel bounces between Anne, one of the few survivors...

    Wow. I could probably stop there, honestly, because that?s about all you need to know. But? I can?t do that because I loved this book too much not to talk about it. This novel was an intense portrayal of yet another of America?s darkest periods of history. And it is told thr...

    Thank you, NetGalley, Farrah, Straus, and Giroux, and Tatjana Soli for a free advanced copy. I was so looking forward to this read. But, I am sorry to say it just did not work for me. I am blaming myself as I thought the prose would read differently. I enjoyed Anne's story so mu...

    Rating: 4 stars This work of historical fiction features George and Libbie Custer, and Anne Cummins. Annie was captured by the Sioux in a raid on her home when she was fifteen. The timeframe the main story occurs is from the early Civil War years until Custer?s death at The Battle o...

    DNF @42 % Indian Wars chick lit. This book has it all: Stock characters whose motivations make no sense, clumsy narration, cringeworthy pathos, and "wisdom" that even Ayn Rand would probably consider dubious. One of our female narrators is Libbie, "the most eligible girl in town",...

    This was a hard book to read as the content was so brutally, if accurately, depicted. The western, the cavalry, the Indians are all well researched and the points of view well-chosen. Told by battle, Libbie Custer or the imagined Anne, the story captures the beauty of nature vs the dec...

    Historical fiction that separately tells the stories of two women: George Armstrong Custer?s wife, Libbie, a real person, and Anne Cummins, a fictional character taken captive by the Cheyenne at age 15. Libbie?s story is based around her husband?s military career, as he rises thr...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Fifteen year old Anne survives a surprise attack on her family?s homestead, captured and forced to live with the Cheyenne. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries George Armstrong Custer. ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Merriam-Webster defines remove, a transitive verb, as: "to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the front." There are eighteen removes in this novel. The setting: "Spanning...

    A wonderful book cover holds an emotional and meaningful story about how this country expanded westward and what the cost was to settlers and native people. The book focuses on three characters: George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie and the fictional Anne Cummins a white teen-age ca...

    GNab The Removes is an excellent historical fiction based on fact novel concerning G. A. Custer and his life and times, a more sympathetic coverage of Custer than some, and often our view of him is through the eyes of his wife Libby Bacon Custer. Our story begins in Virginia in 1863 wh...

    From author?s note: ??Literature by its nature is political in that it gives us empathy for those unlike ourselves?? Tatjana Soli crafts a memorable western novel in ?The Removes.? Told from the perspective of three major characters, George Armstrong Custer, his wife, ...

    I found this fictionalized story of Custer fascinating. I know far less than I probably should about America's history in the west and what I do know seems part revisionist history and part fable, so I fell into this story of war, conquest, captivity, courage and adventure pretty hard....

    I'm a native of the Great Plains and a sucker for fresh takes on frontier stories. The Removes, by Tatjana Soli, weaves together the experiences of Libbie Bacon Custer, her husband, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old captured by the Cheyenne. Soli's writi...

    Book Review: The Removes Author: Tatjana Soli Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just was an absolutely extraordinary book. Histori...

    This is an amazing historical fiction depicting the life of General George Armstrong Custer and his loyal wife, Libbie. Told on a parallel course is the story of Anne Cummins, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who is capture by the Lakota Sioux and integrated into the life of the t...

    THE REMOVES:A NOVEL by Tatjana Soli is the story of the conquering of the American West after the Civil War. I can't remember the last time I read a book that touched my heart like this one. I can't stop thinking about the main characters in this novel, and how their lives were affecte...

    I won a copy of this book thanks to the Publishers and Tatjana Soli. Thank you to them! The Removes was a historical fiction account. We follow the three perspectives of Armstrong "Autie" Custer, his wife Libbie, and a young woman named Anne ,who was captured by Indians. I wish ...