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Leadville.: 300 Days Away.

Author: Smith, Kara Skye Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Colorado, Leadville
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
Description: Leadville: 300 Days Away by Kara Skye Smith
A historical fiction novel about a secret CIA-mission based in the Colorado Rockies during China's invasion of Tibet, 1958 - 1960.

Leadville: 300 Days Away, is a captivating story about love and survival. A historical fiction set in both Leadville, Colorado, and Litang, Tibet, during Tibetan resistance of Maoist regimes. Tibetan Resistance fighters - who had never been outside of
Tibet - suddenly find themselves transported to a top-secret, camp outside of Leadville, Colorado, named St.Circus to be trained by a faction of the CIA known as Seventh Mountain Division. Revealed in pieces, this story sneaks up to a stunning conclusion, amazing readers with its emotion and depth.

One mile up from Leadville, USA, activity in the St. Circus camp causes people in town to question just what is going on in the mountains above their home. Chosen for its similarities in terrain to the Tibetan cities of Lhasa and Litang, both cities among the clouds. Although once called City Among the Gods, the novels very human characters struggle to rise above insurmountable challenges to protect their homes and the people they love. This story is about adapting, arising out of displacement and chaos to find oneself, and finding a balance between the fighter instinct and our humanity - love and commitment to others.

The author, Kara Skye Smith, reminds us of our imperfections and our strengths in a way that relates us all as readers in this world's history for an insightful conclusion about how we can all make a difference in our world. We remember - the amazing power of Tibetans, their love for their homeland, and the struggles they have survived.

Leadville is a fictional war-time romance, but it is also a story which brings to light some amazing world history. A story of survival, courage, history, and humanity. This is one of those novels that has a powerful impact leaving us changed and more aware after reading it.
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