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Harriet Rochlin

Harriet Rochlin is the author of the landmark social history, Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West. Her fictional Desert Dwellers trilogy—The Reformer’s Apprentice: A Novel of Old San Francisco, The First Lady of Dos Cacahuates and On Her Way Home—has won praise for “period charm, crackling storytelling, and priceless details.” She is currently completing a second historical survey, A Mixed Chorus: Jewish Women in the American West, 1849 to 1924. For further information see her website

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Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

Impulsive, adventurous, and outspoken, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp ran away from home when she was seventeen years old. Two years later, she joined destinies with western lawman, gambler, and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp. For forty-seven years, they roamed the West, mingling with well-known westerners on both sides of the law.

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