St. Paul Pioneer Press Review of Pomme de Terre

I was pleasantly surprised to read Mary Ann Grossman’s review of Pomme de Terre in Sunday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press.   She reviewed several books published by small Minnesota presses.  Pomme de Terre is the second historical novel in my series about the 1862 Sioux Uprising.    Abercrombie Trail was published in 2009 and Pomme de Terre came out in 2010.  Birdie will be released in early May.

Please read Ms. Grossman’s review below and let me know what you think.  Thanks!  I’ll be watching for your comments.

“Pomme de Terre” by Candace Simar (North Star Press, $14.95): Despite this novel’s strange title, it isn’t about potatoes. Pomme de Terre is a small town just north of Sauk Centre where this Pequot Lakes author sets her story of the 1862 Dakota Uprising.

Newlyweds Serena and Gust settle at Pomme de Terre and look forward to having a family. But government payments to the Indians are late, and the bloody war begins. Serena hates being away from her birth family, but she and Gust find nearby friends. Another part of the story involves two white children who are taken by Indians, about whom Simar writes sympathetically. There’s nothing on the book’s jacket to indicate this is a young-adult novel, but it would fit well into middle-school curriculum. Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry gave it as nice plug: “I’ve long been wanting something in fiction about the Great Sioux Uprising and this book is the best I’ve seen.”

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