Caroline’s Books Archive

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#AmericanTrivia Sacajawea and her French-Canadian husband guided Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. What is known of Sacajawea?

Sacajawea and her French-Canadian husband guided Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. What is known of Sacajawea?

Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian, was 16 when she first guided Lewis and Clark. She gave birth to a son, John, on February 11, 1805. She carried John on her back as she walked with Lewis and Clark to the Pacific.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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#AmericanTrivia The British settled Maine in the 1600s, but it was not among the original 13 colonies that became states. Why not?

The British settled Maine in the 1600s, but it was not among the original 13 colonies that became states. Why not?

One of the New England States, Maine was part of the territory granted to the Plymouth Company in 1606. It was a district of Massachusetts until 1820, when it became our 23rd state.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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#AmericanTrivia UNESCO designated 21 sites in the United States as World Heritage Sites, including two associated with the Revolutionary War. Which two sites were named?

UNESCO designated 21 sites in the United States as World Heritage Sites, including two associated with the Revolutionary War. Which two sites were named?

Independence Square in Philadelphia and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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#AmericanTrivia Where would you go to see the original copy of the Constitution?

Where would you go to see the original copy of the Constitution?

The original Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence are all on display in the National Archives in Washington D.C.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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#AmericanTrivia The Mason-Dixon Line came to symbolize the division between the north and the south in America. What was its original purpose?

The Mason-Dixon Line came to symbolize the division between the north and the south in America. What was its original purpose?

Two surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, settled a dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland over the location of the boundary between them. The survey of the 223 mile-long line took from 1765 to 1768.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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#AmericanTrivia The English and the colonists won the French and Indian War, but may have lost the peace. How?

The English and the colonists won the French and Indian War, but may have lost the peace. How?

England, saddled with ruinous war debt and the cost of defending the new frontier, raised taxes and initiated severe trade restrictions on the American colonies to raise money.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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The Ivory Caribou by Caroline McCullagh – Book Trailer

The Ivory Caribou by Caroline McCullagh from Rick Lakin on Vimeo.

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#AmericanTrivia The diverse society of Pennsylvania was prosperous, but William Penn considered it a failure. Why?

The diverse society of Pennsylvania was prosperous, but William Penn considered it a failure. Why?

Although a Quaker, Penn lived a comfortable and expensive life. He was often in debt and even spent time in debtors’ prison. His profit from the colony was not enough to balance his obligations.

Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer.  Both are available on Amazon.  The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon.  Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.

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Carrie K’s Review of The Ivory Caribou

Thanks to Carrie K for this kind review.

Carrie K's Book Reviews

The Ivory Caribou by Caroline McCullagh

Goodreads Summary

Is it a love story? Or is it an adventure story? Or is it a commentary on the tragedy of war? It is all of these, and more.  Award Winning Author Caroline McCullagh weaves a thrilling and dynamic story around Anne O’Malley’s genealogical search for the story of her late husband’s father that takes her to the far North of Canada to find new relatives among the Inuit culture, to Europe behind the lines in World War I, and back to the small Inuit village where she finds romance. The Ivory Caribouwon Best Unpublished Novel in the San Diego Book Awards.

My Thoughts

I think I say this a lot, but I really am such a blessed person!  People send books to me to read and review, some of which I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own, and they end up being wonderful!  The Ivory Caribou is one of those books.  I honestly don’t think I would have chosen to read this book on my own because it’s not the typical kind of book that I enjoy.  Most often, when I actually go to a store and pick out books for myself, I choose books that are either somewhat exciting/action packed, someone recommended them or, if they are contemporary fiction, have characters that I can relate to (around my age, similar lifestyles, things like that).  The Ivory Caribou doesn’t really fit any of those.  But, I really enjoyed it!

Anne O’Malley is an older woman, a widow, and she doesn’t have any children.  I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to get into her life.  But I was drawn right in!  Her inward struggles and loneliness reached right into my heart and there were times when, because of work and being a mom, I had to put the book down to do something and I realized that I was feeling Anne’s sadness so deep that I had to remind myself that it was just a book!

I really enjoyed all of the journal entries from her father-in-law.  Surprisingly, I have come to love historical fictions books lately and this has several touches of that element wrapped up in it.  Such an enjoyable bonus!  I also really enjoyed learning so much about the Inuit culture!  Again, something that I wouldn’t have necessarily expected to enjoy as much as I did.  There were also a few romantic situations but they weren’t “graphic” or inappropriate.  Just sweet and, well, romantic!

I definitely recommend The Ivory Caribou!  A very strong 4+ stars!  The only reason it’s not a full 5 stars is because it ended a bit abruptly.  However, I realize that it’s probably because this is book 1 of The Anne O’Malley Arctic Adventures series.  Still, I found myself wanting a bit more in this book.  Very Good though!  Read it!!!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Alice R. Solovay – Review of The Ivory Caribou

a WONDERFULLY ENGROSSING READ.

on July 16, 2016
This is a sensual read. Starting early, we get intense visuals of landing in a white-knuckle small pontoon plane; noticing the change of terrain colors and textures as we get farther north: admiring the musculature and skin color of a man as he changes his shirt, the startling facial similarity of previously unknown relatives; etc.. We get intense kinesthetic feeling as we traverse various ground textures and are offered slices of raw caribou as “snacks.” Smells, sounds, sights, textures, tastes, and gentle erotica are served in ample supply.
We are introduced early into an Inuit family, with gentle instruction on how to behave in this alternate sphere (don’t ask questions, help others and accept help, don’t show emotions, accept that killing animals is part of living, learn that skills such as sewing well are treasured, share, etc.) We learn not to make assumptions.
a WONDERFULLY ENGROSSING READ.