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Zeke and Ned

By Larry McMurtry,Diana Ossana
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439128162
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 949
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Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors -- two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine. At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared -- and for the women they loved.

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  • File Pdf: cadillac-jack.pdf

Book Summary:

From dusty flea markets in Texas to parties in Washington, DC, crawling with political hacks, Cadillac Jack is a classic American novel, timelier than ever. Larry McMurtry’s “big hearted” fiction has been lauded for “taking us places we hadn’t known existed” (Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books). Cadillac Jack does exactly that, inviting readers into the passenger seat of a pearl-colored Caddy with peach velour–covered seats, joining a rodeo-bulldogger-turned-antique- scout at the wheel. “Superbly comic” (Newsday), this rollicking tale echoes the cultural climate of America today, with the cagey yet charming Jack grappling with the capitol’s pretentious elite. As he cruises through relationships with distinctively appealing women—including socialite boutique owner Cindy and discreet mother-of-two Jean—Jack realizes home for him will always be simply barreling down freeways in his Cadillac, wandering the country in search of another obscure treasure. Bolstered with its cast of unforgettable characters, Cadillac Jack entices with the prospect of undiscovered riches around that next bend in the road.

The Desert Rose

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439128831
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: the-desert-rose.pdf

Book Summary:

Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American heartland, but his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women -- their love for reckless, hopeless men; their ability to see the good in losers; and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness -- makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos. While Harmony's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optimistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wasteland, the tough and tender desert rose. Hers is a loving portrait that only Larry McMurtry could render.

Comanche Moon

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781451606546
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 156
  • File Pdf: comanche-moon.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West. Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life -- Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him. Two proud but very different men, they enlist with the Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, following beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades in arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

Cherokee Thoughts

By Robert J. Conley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 9780806183732
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: cherokee-thoughts.pdf

Book Summary:

Gaming and chiefing. Imposters and freedmen. Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, even open sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people’s history, and what it means to be Cherokee. Readers who think they know Conley will find an abundance of surprises in these pages. He reveals historical information not widely known or written about, such as Cherokee Confederate general Stand Watie’s involvement in the infamous Reconstruction treaty forced upon his people in 1866, and he explains his admiration for such characters as Ned Christie and Henry Starr, whom some might consider criminals. From legendary figures Dragging Canoe and Nancy Ward to popular icons like Will Rogers to contemporary “Cherokee Wannabes”—people seeking ancestral roots whether actual or fanciful—Conley traces the dogged persistence of the Cherokee people in the face of relentless incursions upon their land and culture. “Cherokees are used to controversy,” observes Conley; “in fact, they enjoy it.” As provocative as it is entertaining, Cherokee Thoughts will intrigue tribal members and anyone with an interest in the Cherokee people.

The Wayward Heart

By Jill Gregory
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jill Gregory
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 649
  • File Pdf: the-wayward-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

Learning that her rancher father has been shot and killed in the small town of Winchester, Arizona, delicately raised Bryony Hill leaves her sheltered life in St. Louis and travels west to take charge of his ranch. But when outlaws attack her stagecoach, the peaceful journey becomes a nightmare -- until rugged gunfighter Texas Jim Logan shows up, rescues her, and takes Bryony to safety. But sharing one stolen, reckless kiss with the handsome gunfighter who protected her sparks a wildfire passion neither of them ever expected -- until Bryony learns that the man who saved her and kissed her in a way she'd never been kissed before is the very man who killed her father in a gunfight. She tries to hate Texas Jim Logan, and to push him away, but as danger edges closer in the small western town, he is always there for her. Can she find the courage to accept the truth about her father and to trust the one man who has risked his life for her -- the gunfighter who has lassoed her heart?

In Vino Veritas

By Thirteen Press
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781291872132
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 544
  • File Pdf: in-vino-veritas.pdf

Book Summary:

When people drink, all sorts of things happen... it brings out something in them, something that has been concealed: they develop a mood anywhere between happy and murderous. Within those two end pieces lies a range of emotions and actions which the talented Thirteen Press authors have explored in great detail in this exciting and fascinating anthology. From Ken Goldman’s Noah Hypothesis through to B.T. Joy’s Rains That Fall In The Vineyard, the stories are varied and dark, guaranteed to make you reach for a bottle of something, beer, wine or spirits. Enjoy!

Walking the Dead to Heaven

By Barbara E Pleasant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781625169884
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 809
  • File Pdf: walking-the-dead-to-heaven.pdf

Book Summary:

In a paranormal romance story, Stacy Winters falls from a ladder at work, hits her head and dies. The store manager gives her CPR and brings her back where she wakes no longer as Stacy Winters, but in a strange parallel world, with the new name of Ellen Moore and to her horror, no memory of ever having a life in this new world. Ezekiel is a soul gatherer being punished for the terrible sin of throwing away his precious gift of life by committing suicide. His assignment as soul gatherer was to help Stacy’s soul out of her dead body, and escort her to heaven. However when she was brought back to life, her life’s clock was reset. Ezekiel now waits for her new life’s clock to run down. However, something has happened. While Ezekiel watched Stacy from afar, he fell in love with her.Ellen notices an incredibly handsome man watching her who is always dressed in black. She has a suspicion of who he is and was sure, when she saw Ezekiel on the street helping a soul his dead body. She later confronted him with the knowledge. He admitted, yes he is a soul gatherer, and works for heaven hoping to gain absolution for his sin. Ellen and Ezekiel continue to meet and become friends even though Ezekiel knows contact between a spirit from his world, and a mortal in this world is forbidden. Their relationship grows and they begin to wish for the impossible, a life together

Retreat to Love

By Melanie Greene
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GreeneLeaves
  • Isbn : 9781941967065
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 200
  • File Pdf: retreat-to-love.pdf

Book Summary:

When the seams of her past unravel, a stitch in time saves … love. Quilter Ashlyn May has her hands full. When she accepts a spot at the FireWind Artist Retreat, she's prepared to defend her craft against the skepticism of her fellow artists, even as she struggles to rediscover her creative drive. She doesn’t expect to learn a devastating family secret, or to find comfort in the arms of photographer Caleb Kendall. As spring blooms in the rolling hills of Central Texas, the pillars of her life crumble, leaving her to choose between breaking her grandmother’s heart and honoring the values of honesty and openness her grandparents instilled in her. Meanwhile, the dramas of her new friends and artistic debates range around her, leaving Caleb her only safe harbor. But can their relationship possibly survive once they’re outside the insular world of FireWind? Filled with Melanie Greene's trademark humor and intelligence, this contemporary romance asks timeless questions about love and how to build a future over the rubble of the past.

Highway to Homicide

By Lucy Quinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seaside Story Productions, LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 865
  • File Pdf: highway-to-homicide.pdf

Book Summary:

Cookie James has put her past behind her and is settled in for the long haul on her island with the love of her life… or has she? After a barge blows up just off the coast of Secret Seal Isle, Rain and the Pussycat Posse, who were protesting a new condo construction project, become the prime suspects. Now Rain is being held without bail and Cookie will do anything to prove her innocence, even if it means facing the DeMasi mob and blowing her cover. Cozy mystery, women sleuth, humorous mystery

Knocking on Death's Door

By Lucy Quinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seaside Story Productions, LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 812
  • File Pdf: knocking-on-death-s-door.pdf

Book Summary:

The Miss Dumpy parade is back in all its glory on Secret Seal Isle, and with Rain in charge, the residents are getting more than they bargained for. When the festivities are temporarily delayed, Cookie discovers Rain’s not the only one with junk in her trunk. A dead body is found in the classic automobile Rain commandeered for the inn’s float. And when the corpse is identified as a man with ties to the DeMasi mob, it appears Cookie’s past may have finally caught up with her. But Cookie’s not the only one who is threatened by the murder investigation. The new deputy-sheriff, June Loon, arrests Rain and her friends for the crime. It’s clear Secret Seal Isle is no longer a safe place for Cookie, but leaving the sleepy island town could also mean losing Dylan, the man she loves. With a mother in chains, a killer on the loose, and her heart on the line, Cookie must solve the case to save it all.