The Journey

The Overlanders' Quest for Gold

By (author): Bill Gallaher
ISBN 9781894898997
Softcover | Publication Date: August 14, 2009
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 7.5 in
240 Pages

About the Book

Bill Gallaher’s bestselling novel The Journey follows a group of three adventurous Overlanders—two young men and one remarkable woman—as they travel west in 1862, from the Manitoba prairies to the goldfields of the Cariboo.

With his gift for storytelling, Gallaher brings this intriguing era to the page as he vividly recounts the overland trek of the spirited Catherine Schubert, who made the trip in an undetected state of pregnancy; James Sellar, a combative young man of rigid determination; and Thomas McMicking, the visionary captain of the often unruly company.

Reprinted with an appealing new look, this popular novel is an engaging and moving tribute to a band of heroic pioneers.

About the Author(s)

Bill Gallaher is a well-known singer and songwriter. He is the author of The Wild Jack Strong trilogy, which includes The Frog Lake Massacre, The Luck of the Horseman, and The Horseman's Last Call. Please visit


“Rich in detail . . . A highly readable account of one of the most interesting, and most important, chapters in BC’s history.” —Times Colonist

“A captivating account of memorable heroic characters . . . a polished historical reconstruction.” —Kamloops Daily News