To Stay Alive
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: October 2016
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
The journey west by wagon train promises to be long and arduous for nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves and her parents and eight siblings. But she is hopeful about their new life in California, and the possibility of freedom from family demands.
But when winter comes early to the Sierra Nevada, the Graves family, traveling alongside the Donner and Reed families, undergoes one of the most harrowing experiences in American history.
Amid the pain of loss and the constant threats of freezing temperatures and meager supplies, Mary Ann learns what it means to make sacrifices for family, and, above all, to persevere.