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Author Swarthout, Glendon, 1918-1992, author.

Title The homesman / Glendon Swarthout.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Swarthout, G.    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Westerns  W Swarthout    ---  Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Description 248 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "With a new afterword by Miles Swarthout"--Cover.
"Soon to be a major motion picture"--Cover.
Contents The Gather -- The Trail -- The Homesman.
Summary "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."-- From publisher description.
Subject Cuddy, Mary Bee (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Briggs, George (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women pioneers -- Fiction.
Pioneers -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Women -- Suicidal behavior -- Fiction.
Western stories.
Genre/Form Western stories.
ISBN 1476754268 (pbk.)
9781476754260 (pbk.)

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