THE MEASURE OF KATIE CALLOWAY
Miller brings the lumber camp era to life. The lumber camps of the 1870s were rough and only a handful of women were allowed in; they had to be as tough or tougher than the men to survive the brutal conditions.
Katie Calloway leaves Georgia — and her unstable husband. She hires on as a cook for a lumber camp owned by Robert Foster. Robert has his doubts that Katie is strong enough to handle the hard work, but she has no other place to go and digs in her heels to prove she can handle anything the harsh north woods puts in her path. When Katie’s past comes to the camp, she will need to rely on not only her inner strength but also on the power of love. (REVELL, Oct., 352 pp., $14.99)