Participate in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s summer book club series

“Stranded” is “based on a true account of 14 — year-old Janette Riker, who, in the autumn of 1849, travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers,” according to a news release. “With blizzards, frostbite and gnawing hunger her only companions, Janette rises to each challenge, relying on herself more than she knew possible. Her only comfort comes in writing in her diary, where she shares her fears, her travails, and her dwindling hopes.”

“LaRose” focuses on “a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture,” the

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