SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- with greetings from the house where Patty Reed once lived" and dated in the year of publication in Santa Cruz, California (Houston was referring to the fact that he now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.