The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden's view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden's lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little... show more
The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden's view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden's lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.
Publish date: April 1st 1995
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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So good. I was persuaded to read it because it was described to me as Montana's To Kill a Mockingbird. I'd say that's pretty accurate. It's not a clean and easy story, nor does the ending allow for justice to prevail. Something I think that's pretty accurate to the time. Horrible, awful, violent, th...
http://tinyurl.com/q6l4ye2 It is gorgeous, courageous, and so so sad. It is the best novel I've read in the last 25 years.
So clearly, it is an award winning novel and I shouldn't be surprised to give it 5 stars. I also read American Boy a few years back and loved that, so definitely I am a Larry Watson fan. However, for some reason I had it in my head that this was a long cowboy western (kind of like McMurtry's Loneso...
3.5 stars. a quick and well-written read about family, loyalty, and justice. not a lot happens in this book, but somehow he creates great tension. i was engrossed and turning the pages like it was a suspense book. really enjoyable.
Another one I'd give six stars to if I could.This book has a deeply personal connection to me and my life. I have given many copies of this book away, because of its role in helping me through a horrible emotional crisis of a year. I was given heart, comfort, and guidance by this work of fiction, su...
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