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Impatient With Desire

Tamsen Donner Reincarnated?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gabrielle Burton

These days I get two questions a lot. The first: Do you think you're Tamsen Donner reincarnated? The long and the short answer to that is Nope. Why...

Donner Party: Did They or Didn't They?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gabrielle Burton

Of the 81 pioneers trapped in the mountains, a little over half survived. Even if it were provable that no one turned to cannibalism, why do people today care so much whether they did or didn't?

Heroic Mothers: Tamsen Donner, Gabrielle Burton and Jodi Picoult's Latest

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Three very different portraits of motherhood are presented in Jodi Picoult's House Rules and Gabrielle Burton's Impatient with Desire and Searching for Tamsen Donner; what all three books have in common is a vibrant portrayal of mother as hero.