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Boone's Lick

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Publisher Comments:

Larry McMurtry returns to the Old West in a fast-moving, comic tale about a woman determined to conquer anything that stands in the way of an ultimate confrontation with her wayward husband.

In his first historical novel in ten years, Larry McMurtry introduces Mary Margaret, a nineteenth-century version of the formidable, unforgettable Aurora Greenway of Terms of Endearment. Mary Margaret is married to Dickie, who hauls supplies to the forts along the Oregon Trail and, as Mary Margaret rightly suspects, enjoys the pleasures of other women across most of the frontier. Fed up and harboring a secret love of her own, she collects the kids; her brother-in-law, Seth; her sister, Rosie; and her cranky father and makes her way westward to settle things once and for all.

The story of their trek across the country is packed with the elements McMurtry fans love: encounters with historical figures such as Wild Bill Hickock and U.S. Army colonel Fetterman (whose incompetence resulted in one of the bloodiest massacres in the history of the American West), larger-than-life fictional characters who join the family on their journey, and confrontations with nature at its wildest. With characters based on actual traders of the Old Santa Fe Trail, Boone's Lick is vintage McMurtry.

Synopsis:

Master storyteller McMurtry unfurls a bright banner of a book following the fortunes of the Cecil family as they travel from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to the Western frontier. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma decides to hunt down her elusive husband to tell him she's leaving him.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and many other awards, is the author of more than twenty novels, two collections of essays, and more than twenty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743216272
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Runaway husbands
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 163
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10.465 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Master storyteller McMurtry unfurls a bright banner of a book following the fortunes of the Cecil family as they travel from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to the Western frontier. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma decides to hunt down her elusive husband to tell him she's leaving him.
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