Joseph Dorris Offers Latest Novel, ‘Sojourner of Warren’s Camp’

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New historical novel takes readers into the hardscrabble life of Idaho gold prospectors in 1870's.

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“It reveals the good and evil of mankind in everyday life,” he says. “It establishes the roots and foundation for today’s world.”

“I appreciate the lives of people who struggled to make a living for themselves in the backcountry of Idaho,” says author Joseph Dorris. It is that appreciation that drove him to craft his latest novel, “Sojourner of Warren’s Camp” (published by iUniverse).

“Sojourner of Warren’s Camp” is a historical novel of 1871 Warren, Idaho, set in a gold camp and exploring the people who lived there through the eyes of a teenager on a search for a dead man’s gold. Samuel Chambers’ story is woven around historical events, as well as his relationship with his father as they struggle to find enough gold to return to Iowa and their own family.

“Do not forsake hope, lad. You may very well be the person who finds the next Rescue ledge. I keep assuring you hardrock is where the future of this camp is. Oh, there will be more placers found, and they will shine like the first glint of gold in your pan, but that glint will quickly fade. And it remains that a road by which we can bring in machinery is yet a long distance in the future—Warren’s camp still resides at the end of the world—but the day will come, and this camp will be booming. Mark my words, Samuel, the real hope for our future is the quartz mines. Keep faith.”

Dorris’ book does not present life of yesterday as a glorious adventure, but reveals how relationships are important. “It reveals the good and evil of mankind in everyday life,” he says. “It establishes the roots and foundation for today’s world.”

“Sojourner of Warren’s Camp” has been selected for inclusion in the iUniverse Rising Star program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

“Sojourner of Warren’s Camp”
By Joseph Dorris
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781462063499
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781462063475
E-Book | 316 pages | ISBN 9781462063482
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Joseph Dorris grew up in McCall, Idaho near the ghost town of Warren. He spent much of his youth exploring and panning for gold along the Salmon River. He has had a lifetime interest in pioneer gold rushes and mining history and operates mining claims in Colorado. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he retired after 20 years of active duty and taught high school, predominately earth science and biology. He and his wife, Susan, live in Colorado Springs, where they have raised three children.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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