The Crossing

The Crossing

Book - 1994
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Billy Parham, 16, tries desperately to catch a wolf threatening his father's cattle ranch, but when he does, he cannot bring himself to kill it, so he returns it to the mountains, only to return home to tragedy in the sequel to All the Pretty Horses.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994
ISBN: 9780394574752
0394574753
Branch Call Number: FIC McCa
Characteristics: 425 p

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stewstealth
Sep 13, 2016

A commentary on the mythology of the West including the relationship of good and evil. Slowed down by the considerable amount of Spanish in the dialogue that I needed to translate. Otherwise the novel is evocative with good pacing and interesting characterizations. Part two of the author's "Border Trilogy" but it is not a sequel and does not reading in order. Worth reading if you are interested.

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Venley
Sep 28, 2015

Really liked All the Pretty Horses. The Crossing kept my interested until the Wolf died and then I thought it went a little stale. But that scene during the Dog Fights will stick in my mind forever. To be a boy/young man and make a choice like that shocked me.

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1aa
Jul 23, 2015

The reading was slowed by having to consult a Castillian - English dictionary often on account of the amount of Castillian in it. Relatively little goes on, and the style makes it a bit trying at times. The lengthy monologue about a third of the way through is the highlight of the book.

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sonoraanne
May 19, 2015

Didn't finish. Good writing, but historical western didn't interest me.

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brianvw1
Mar 15, 2012

This novel makes me glad that I can read. So beautifully written: A perfect offering of fiction.

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Minnetonka_Library
Oct 13, 2010

Part Two of he Border Trilogy.

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