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Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival Hardcover – 17 May 2017

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  • Hardcover : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1432834045
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1432834043
  • Dimensions : 14.48 x 2.29 x 21.59 cm
  • Publisher : Five Star Pub (17 May 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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<span>"... Mayo's latest compelling read set in the frontier West. The story ... effectively puts the reader in Riker's well-worn shoes. Her story, a feat requiring ingenuity and imagination in spades, has an authentic and moving voice. ... the book benefits from meticulous research and matter-of-fact reporting about a young woman in desperate straits, making this a compelling read. ... each chapter deals with the minute details of a day ofsurvival. Flights of fancy are few, and the immediacy of her peril grabs the reader on every page.</span>
<span>--Erin H. Turner, Big Sky Journal</span>
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<span><div><span></span></div>"</span><span>Powerful, raw, awe-inspiring.... STRANDED is an adventure tale above all. Told in the form of a diary kept by Janette Riker, this is actually based on a true story.... The real Janette didn't keep a diary, but if she had, it may have been filled with grit and determination, just like this book. </span><span>Rating: 5 out of 5."</span>
<span>--Circulation Librarian, </span><span>Fondulac District Library, Peoria, Illinois</span>
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<div>"<span>Matthew P. Mayo produces his finest work of fiction to date.... Gripping, unsettling, and deeply affecting, Stranded is a powerful and unforgettable tale of courage and endurance in the face of adversity. A remarkable, must-read novel.</span>"
--Nicholas Litchfield, Lancashire Evening Post</div><div>
"Mayo, an accomplished and award-winning author, has taken a small historical incident and developed a readable tale of frontier challenge and survival. Stranded is a well-written and interesting page-turner. Mayo skillfully exposes Janette's strengths as well as her weaknesses--readers will be rooting her onward one moment and saying, "Oh no," the next. This is a good read, suitable for readers who enjoy adventure with a western tinge."
--Booklist<br \><br \>"Narrated in simple country prose, pleasing to the reader, Janette's impressive efforts to keep herself alive entrance us, especially considering she is alone, with only her father's lessons to guide her. Interludes with bears, wolves and especially a rapacious mountain lion are as terrifying as any horror novel. Present-day adults and kids will be proud of Janette. Highly recommended."
<span> --Thomas J.Howley</span><span>, <span>Historical Novels Review</span><span></span></span>

"A riveting read from the very first compelling sentence to the last. A tale of toughness and the drive to survive under the most harrowing emotional and physical circumstances imaginable. A page-turning testament to the darkness as well as the grandness of life. Best of all, it's based on a true story. With each new book, Matthew P. Mayo proves himself more and more a writer you'll eagerly await hearing from again."
<div><span> Peter Brandvold, author of To Hell on a Fast Horse</span>
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<span>"Stranded</span><span>, MatthewP. Mayo's latest tale set in the West, is a grand example of a writer working at the top of his form. This gritty survival story, based on the true account of Janette Riker, a 14-year-old girl lost in Montana Territory, spotlights all of Mayo's considerable talents. There's enough heart and history, mixed with white-knuckle tension and fear, to keep a reader glued to the pages for many an hour. I've long believed that Matthew P. Mayo is the future of Western fiction. Stranded has convinced me that belief is not only true, but a certainty. This is Mayo's best book yet."</span>
<span>--Larry D. Sweazy, multiple-award winning author of Where I Can See You</span>
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<span>"Matthew Mayo has a way with the West, an ability to transport a reader through time to a place, and he uses it to great effect in Stranded, the true story of a young girl's attempt to survive alone in the wilderness. You feel every chilling moment, see the breath of the wolf, hear the growl of the grizzly, and you can't help but wonder whether you would have made it. And you can't stop turning pages. Janette Riker was left behind by her father and brothers, but you won't want to leave her side--it would mean having to put the book down. Stranded has the feel of a classic...."</span>
<span> --Andrew Vietze, award-winning author of the bestselling survival epic, Boon Island</span>
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<span>"For fans of ... Gary Paulsen, Michael Punke, and Jack London.... a fantastic tale of adventure for young and old readers alike. Mayo tells a brutal coming-of-age story ... made me feel as if I was there with Janette, in her sorrow and fear, and I could not stop reading until I reached the end. Mayo brings us into Janette's amazing tale of survival and her pursuit of hope. </span><span>Stranded</span><span> is a fluid and charismatic anecdote, the tale of a hardship that hopefully no one will have to willingly endure."</span>
<span> --Emma Nord, <span>Outside Bozeman</span></span>

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR STRANDED


"A riveting read from the very first compelling sentence to the last. A tale of toughness and the drive to survive under the most harrowing emotional and physical circumstances imaginable. A page-turning testament to the darkness as well as the grandness of life. Best of all, it's based on a true story. With each new book, Matthew P. Mayo proves himself more and more a writer you'll eagerly await hearing from again."

--Peter Brandvold, author of To Hell on a Fast Horse

You feel every chilling moment, see the breath of the wolf, hear the growl of the grizzly ... and you can't stop turning pages. Stranded has the feel of a classic....

--Andrew Vietze, award-winning author of Boon Island

There's enough heart and history, mixed with white-knuckle tension and fear, to keep a reader glued to the pages for many an hour. I've long believed that Matthew P. Mayo is the future of Western fiction. Stranded has convinced me that belief is not only true, but a certainty. This is Mayo's best book yet.

--Larry D. Sweazy, award-winning author of Where I Can See You

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