Boone's Lick

Boone's Lick

Large Print - 2000
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Fifteen-year-old Shay describes his family's arduous journey from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Kearny in Wyoming, in search of Shay's father.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780786231553
0786231556
Branch Call Number: LP F McM
Characteristics: 335 p

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kmcdouall
Jun 18, 2017

McMurtry's writing is infectious, and his folksy humor sustains the sometimes gruesome action in the story. All the tropes of traditional westerns are here, but turned on their heads, as the plot unfolds from the point of view of a teenage boy accompanying his mother in search of her absent husband. Wild Bill Hickock makes an appearance, and the wide open plains of Wyoming and Nebraska feature prominently. Recommended for fans of westerns and also of earthy humorous novels, if they don't mind the casual violence and profanity that runs throughout the novel.

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