Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory

Genre: General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories

For Fans Of

Willa Cather, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Marilynne Robinson, Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

Book Summary

A homesteading farmer, his pregnant wife, their daughter, and the grandmother wake to a beautiful winter morning on the prairie. And then it descends upon them - the infamous Children's Blizzard of 1888. Who will survive?

With characters from Rosette: A Novel of Pioneer Michigan, "Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory" captures in one sod shanty the dramatic effects of a storm on the bodies and spirits of people who have internal storms of their own.


"I loved 'Blizzard,' as I loved Rosette. The link to the actual Children's Blizzard [is] fascinating! . . . [Marsch has] given Rosette such life . . ."  

"[The storm is] gripping and tense . . . awesome and God-awful."

"A new standard in survival stories."

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About the Author

I have been a writing instructor for over three decades and recently had opportunity to begin writing myself. I published *Rosette: A Novel of Pioneer Michigan* and the short story "Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory" in 2016 and plan to publish *Solomon Ramsdell: A Novel of the Civil War Era* in 2017. I also offer author services via Moraine's Edge Books - all levels of editing, proofreading, limited free reviews, and book cover and interior illustration and design (through my artist daughter).

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