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The Nightland Express  Cover Image Book Book

The Nightland Express / J.M. Lee.

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  • ISBN: 9781645660033
  • ISBN: 1645660036
  • Physical Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Erewhon Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
An orphan caring for her heavily pregnant sibling disguises herself as a boy to take a job on the Pony Express, where she partners with a young man hiding his own secrets and a mixed-race youth trying to defend his freedom.
When Jessamine Murphy finds a recruitment poster for the Pony Express, she's looking for adventure-- and a chance to track down her wayward father in California. Eager to reunite her fractured family, Jessamine cuts her hair, dons a pair of trousers, steps into the world as Jesse, and wins a special assignment. Ben Foley guards his secrets as closely as Jesse does. The two are to transport unusual cargo along an unusual route: the Nightland Express. They ride west together, one navigating the world as a boy, the other passing as white. They soon notice that their tireless horses cover ground faster than should be possible, and inhuman creatures watch their journey from the darkness. The Nightland Express traces the border between the mortal world and a vibrant, magical land-- and both realms hover on the precipice of disaster. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Pony express > Fiction.
Horses > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction > Juvenile literature.
Fantasy > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Northwest TF HISTORIC LEE (Text) 30051100115572 New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Windsor TF HISTORIC LEE (Text) 30065100115580 Teen Fiction In process -

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