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The sweet blue distance  Cover Image Book Book

The sweet blue distance / Sara Donati.

Donati, Sara, 1956- (author.).


"Carrie Ballentyne's life was upended in 1845 when she had to leave the only home she'd ever known in the mountains of upstate New York. With her are her widowed mother and younger brother Nathan, but the separation from Bonner, Ballentyne, and Savard relatives weighs heavily. In time Carrie finds footing as a midwife and nurse, but she never feels at ease in the city. So when, a decade later, she receives an invitation from a doctor in Santa Fe to join him at his practice, she readily accepts. The trip across the country is long and often dangerous, but she travels the last leg on horseback with men who have been hired to see her safely through the Native nations fighting the westward flood of colonizers. On that journey she makes friends who will be with her for all her life: Eva, a young widow; and Eli, an experienced surveyor. Once Carrie is established in Santa Fe, it becomes clear that her employer is not everything she was led to believe, and she is forced to face far more challenges and responsibilities than she anticipated. But she dedicates herself to the work and the women, providing health care, delivering babies, and earning the trust of her patients. In the course of that first summer in New Mexico, determined to make a life for herself in a new kind of wilderness far beyond her imagination, Carrie finds friendship, support, and even love where she least expected." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984805058
  • ISBN: 1984805053
  • Physical Description: xvi, 777 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 771-777).
Subject: Moving, Household > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Midwives > Fiction.
Nurses > Fiction.
Physicians > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Santa Fe (N.M.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Western fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 5 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION DONATI 2024 (Text) 0001012544613 Fiction New Available -

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