A man recalls the greatest adventure of his life -- a trek across America at the time of the Gold Rush. Taylor's wonderful novel is an adventure for every reader who embarks on the journey with Jaimie. One of my favorite books. — Alden Graves
With more than one million copies in print since its first publication in 1959, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of 13-year-old Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California in 1849.
About the Author
Robert Lewis Taylor was a writer for The New Yorker for over twenty years. His novel, The Travels of Jamie McPheeters, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959. His other works include the biography W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes and the novel Adrift in a Boneyard, among others.