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Publisher's Summary

Seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton sets this "completely absorbing" prequel to his award-winning classics The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country in 1889 Texas. Hewey Calloway and his kid brother Walter head for West Texas - hoping to live their cowboy dream. But when Walter's crush on a gal threatens the dream, Hewey plots to get Walter back in the saddle again.
©2005 Elmer Kelton; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
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"... related in a drawl that's sweet as pure honey." (Kirkus Reviews)
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By Russell on 06-27-09

Enjoyable story

Kelton always keeps me interested and this book was no exception. I like the way he develops his characters. I inevitably feel like I am riding along with his cowboys. Guidall is a great narrator and I enjoy his characters' voices.

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By Mr. Mortimer on 07-06-17

A very fun story.

This was a very fun story. Had a lot of truth in the way of a cowboy in the old West.

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