Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes back author William Martin to discuss BOUND FOR GOLD, his current release.
About my guest: William Martin is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, a PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. His first Peter Fallon novel, Back Bay,established him as "a master storyteller." He has been following the lives of the great and anonymous in American history ever since and has taken readers from the Pilgrims to 9/11. He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author "whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region." And in 2015, the USS CONSTITUTION Museum gave him the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for "patriotic pride, artful scholarship, and an eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime."
About the book: Bound for Gold continues the adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California’s first mercantile empires.
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