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Berrybender narratives volume 2
McMurtry continues the story of Tasmin Berrybender and her family in the unexplored Wild West of the 1830s, at that point in time when Lewis and Clark are still a living memory, and when the clash between the powerful Indian tribes of the Missouri and the encroaching white Americans is about to turn into full-blown tragedy.
Inheriting his slighted forefathers' bitter hatred for Queen Victoria, Nigel Whitaker has finally found a way to punish the Queen: kidnap her great-grandson David, "the apple of her eye," and whisk him off to America. But when fortune-seeking emigrants Jeremy and Cecelia Barlow, unable to have children of their own after a riding accident, become attached to the adorable child, his fate is even more uncertain. Meanwhile back in England, Queen Victoria's...
4) China room
Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. Married to three brothers in a single ceremony, she and her now-sisters spend their days hard at work in the family's "china room," sequestered from contact with the men-except when their domineering mother-in-law, Mai, summons them to a darkened chamber at night. Curious and strong willed, Mehar tries to piece together what Mai doesn't want her to know....