A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 : This novel, set in nineteenth-century New Hampshire, is in the form of a young girl's journal. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many joys. Even as she struggles with her mother's death and father's eventual remarriage, Catherine's indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimes uplifting and joyous one. Quiet yet powerful, this award-winning book is sure to touch all who read it. Ages 8 to 12.