Lisa Bergren's Claim Analysis

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Lisa Bergren is the author of Claim a Colorado territory novel set in the late nineteenth century. After the passing of their well-to-do-father, the novel follows the lives of three siblings: two daughters and one brother. Each sibling was given an inheritance of one-third of the patriarch’s estate. With their inheritance and the memories of father’s last words of guidance and blessing, then each embark on a journey West. The journey’s goal is to find a place of healing for the oldest daughter’s lung disease.

Bergren is masterful at bringing the reader into the story to feel each crisis, each joy of resolution, and each glimmer of hope for happiness. The author deals with the son’s fury and the younger daughter’s insecurities in a way
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