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The Homesman (Paperback)

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    IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO

    Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear ......more

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IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A “homesman” must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures.

In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.

Author:
Swarthout, Glendon
Genre:
FICTION / Westerns
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Revised
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
248
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date:
02/11/2014
Copyright Year:
2014
ISBN:
9781476754260
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.48 lb
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    I haven't received the book yet but im reading it because James Spader is in the movie that was filmed last year. Cant wait til I get to see it.

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