Synopses & Reviews
In These Thousand Hills, the third installment of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s Big Sky series, we follow Lat Evans (grandson of Lije Evans from the second book in the series, The Way West) as he negotiates the untamed, raucous world of cattle ranchers in the 1880s. Evans begins as a gentle cowboy, seeking a more prosperous life than his meager upbringing promised. His rise to fortune is a tempestuous one, complete with moral dilemmas and shady characters who would lead him astray. Evans finds prosperity with winnings from a horse race and a loan from a prostitute. But when he realizes his political ambitions may be waylaid by his checkered past, he truly learns the price of compromise.
A lively and riveting story that deftly captures western life at its best by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
These Thousand Hills continues the western epic of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s, critically acclaimed Big Sky series. This vivid American saga conjures up the world of cattle ranchers in the 1880s, focusing on a Montana community's boisterous, wanderlusting eccentrics as they chase after love and unbridled ambitions. At its center is Lat Evens, a goodhearted cowboy who strikes out from Oregon to Montana on a cattle drive, determined to succeed as a rancher. Gradually, though, he discerns how the perils of the world, especially human nature, can conspire to frustrate a man's best intentions.
About the Author
A. B. Guthrie, Jr., lived much of his life in Montana. He is the author of numerous books, including six Big Sky novels, as well as the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film Shane. He received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Way West. Guthrie, who died in 1991, is honored for his contribution to literature and his timeless portrayal of the American West.
Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voiceovers, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including Storm Rising by Gary Naiman, The Last Witness by Joel Goldman, and River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America. He has also won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.