Book Club Kit: These is My Words

These is My WordsThese is My Words: the Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine
by Nancy E. Turner
First Published: 1998
8 Copies & Reading Guide

These Is My Words uses the love of learning as a major plot element in a story inspired by the author’s great-grandmother, Sarah Prine. It is set during a time in Territorial Arizona when life was hard and tenuous. The story is a portrait of the courage and perseverance of one woman, and a love affair that will never be forgotten.

Reading Guides:
OneBookAZ 2008: Includes Discussion Questions and Historic Context Includes Description, Info about the Author, Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Nancy Turner on the Web:
Author’s Website:
The Sweet Bookshelf Interview

Want to read more about Sarah Agnes Prine?
Sarah’s Quilt (Book 2)
The Star Garden (Book 3)

More like this title:
Filaree (Book Club Kit) by Marguerite Noble
One Thousand White Women (Book Club Kit) by Jim Fergus
O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather

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Book Club Kit: One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White WomenOne Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
by Jim Fergus
First Published: 1998
7 Copies & Reading Guide

This is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime.

Reading Guides:
LitLovers: Includes Brief Description, Author Info, Reviews, and Discussion Questions
Author’s Website: Includes Discussion Questions (scroll down to find the ?s for One Thousand White Women)

Official Website:

If you enjoyed One Thousand White Women, try:
The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 by Jim Fergus
These is My Words (Book Club Kit) by Nancy E Turner
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier