Alix Christie, author of the "The Shining Mountains"

Event date: 

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
The Shining Mountains cover
Alix Christie

The Shining Mountains, based on the true story of Christie's Scottish forbears, begins in 1838, when a young Scotsman, Angus McDonald, lands at Hudson’s Bay. His journey takes him west to the unclaimed Oregon Country and a meeting with Catherine Baptiste, kin to Nez Perce chiefs. The world in which they fall in love and establish a family will soon be torn apart by competing claims: between British fur traders, American settlers, and the Native peoples who have lived for millennia in the valleys and plateaus of the Shining Mountains. In this moving family epic, the history of the American West, from the Rockies to the Pacific, is revealed: a history of blended cultures seeking allies, trading furs for guns and steel, and the violence of American settlement. Christie’s research and empathic touch deliver a brilliant tale.


The Shining Mountains By Alix Christie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826364654
Availability: Not on our shelves, but available to order.
Published: High Road Books - April 1st, 2023