The Long Way North by Jim  Bosworth

Author: Jim Bosworth

Category: Thrillers & Suspense

Regular price: $4.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: August 14, 2021

Deal ends: August 14, 2021

Description:

An epic novel about the last of the great cattle drives, a gripping story of men pitting their endurance and courage against the land, the animals, and each other.

Foreman Adam Childress doesn't know how his men will face the relentless pressure of guiding 2700 longhorns from Texas to Montana, a treacherous, two-thousand mile trail criss-crossed with barbed wire fences and dotted with homesteads and land scarred more deeply by iron plows than by cattle hooves. And then there are the men themselves -- tough, hard-eyed loners with nothing in common except their grim dedication to the job. 

"An outstanding, beautifully written, epic novel about the end of the trail, the demise of an era. Bosworth is a great writer. His characterisations are superb and the emotional conflicts are portrayed with intelligent understanding. One does not forget these people. The result is a gripping story, moreover one of outstanding literary merit." San Francisco Chronicle

"The story of one of the last great cattle drives. The trek is a very real, engrossing experience." The New York Times

"One of the great, all-time western sagas. A surprisingly moving, beautifully written novel that is far more than a story about a grueling, obstacle-filled cattle drive...it's about the inevitable march of change and how it shapes our land, our dreams, and our souls. There are no good guys or no bad guys, just authentically flawed, imperfect human beings trying to do what they think is right...and simply survive to live another day. It's a book that I first read as a teenager and never forgot." Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

"A western that is refreshingly different... different in that there is no taint of the two-gun tough who prevails over evil only slightly worse than he is. The Long Way North is more of a saga than a western. It is the kind of book which, after you read it, makes you feel that you have emotionally changed." Springfield Leader Press

"Moments of deep philosophy, adventure and humor. It's good reading and good history." Santa Rosa Press Democrat