Caravan was originally published in 1992
It is set in North Africa during the 1914. The time is pre-World War 1 and Caressa Horvath, a 16-year who comes from a carnival family, is an expert juggler and pickpocket. She has been sent to a private school in Boston to satisfy the mother who is determined to make her a lady. Ever impoverished, Caressa makes an ill-judged attempt at theft that introduces her to wealthy linguist-anthropologist Jacob Bowman. He marries her, and soon after they leave on an exploratory mission to Africa — first to Tripoli, then across the Sahara. The expedition, through hostile Tuareg country, ends in disaster; but it is only the beginning for Caressa. She is taken captive and spends the next harrowing years fighting to survive enemies and the desert. Finding friends, finding love – only to discover betrayal on her return to civilization.
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