Boone's lick [electronic resource] : A Novel. Larry McMurtry.
- ISBN: 9781439140932 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| Boone's Lick is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry's return to the kind of story that made him famous -- an enthralling tale of the nineteenth-century west. Like his bestsellers Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, and Dead Man's Walk, Boone's Lick transports the reader to the era about which McMurtry writes better and more shrewdly than anyone else.Told with McMurtry's unique blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius, the novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T.,...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1778 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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