Marshall Public Library is hosting a book signing and reading of “Lead Me Home,” a new historical novel about travel on the Oregon Trail, at 6 p.m. Thursday. The author, Theresa Hupp, was a 2010 Midwest Voices columnist for The Kansas City Star, and has ancestral ties to the trail.
“Lead Me Home: Hardship and Hope on the Oregon Trail” tells the story of a young Bostonian who rescues a lonely Missouri girl on his adventure along the Oregon Trail. The two pose as a married couple on their six-month trek westward, confronting raging rivers, rugged mountains, and untrustworthy companions. Together they face the best and worst within themselves while discovering the beauty and danger of the 1800s western frontier.
Hupp will be reading portions of the book at the event and will sign copies. The book is also available for lending at the Marshall Public Library.
Release courtesy of the Marshall Public Library.