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Publisher's Summary

The celebrated author of Montana 1948 returns to the American West in this riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences.

Dalton, North Dakota. It’s September 1951: years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James when he was thrown from a horse; months since his widow Lorna took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy. Margaret is steadfast, resolved to find and retrieve her grandson Jimmy - the one person in this world keeping James’s memory alive - while George, a retired sheriff, is none too eager to stir up trouble. Unable to sway his wife from her mission, George takes to the road with Margaret by his side, traveling through the Dakota badlands to Gladstone, Montana. When Margaret tries to convince Lorna to return home to North Dakota and bring little Jimmy with her, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight. From the author who brought us Montana 1948, Let Him Go is pitch-perfect, gutsy, and unwavering. Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West.

©2013 Larry Watson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not a good read

Narrator was okay. Story is HORRIBLE. I hope the movie is better. Don't waste your money on this one.

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Made no sense

I bought this because the movie is about to come out and I was so excited. So glad I did before I watched the movie. I feel there was not much of a story line. It was just not a good book...don't even know how to explain it. LOL

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good read

was a bit hard to get into at first but I usually listen to romance. however turned into a great book and going to see the movie tonight.

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I wish I had returned

Even if there is some psychological and sociological truth in the characters, the story is an awful portrait of a rural America that has found much better attention in other novels. The reader is good enough, but he tends make the male main character much more sensitive and generous than he is. Boys will be boys and guns fix family sorrows..

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Fantastic writing gripping story!!

Loved the pacing, deep main characters. The foreboding tenor, and great setting in North Dakota and Montana. Gripping descriptions of life in the hard country. Fascinating how the melancholy and sadness of the main characters keep them moving the story forward in their attempt to heal the devastating loss of the past with one hope for the future . Some creepy antagonists get in the way change everything, but some twists lead to a great ending! I look forward to reading more from this author!

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very enjoyable. a great read!

this was one of the best books I have read, the story was good. the characters were good the narrators were great, I reccomend this book for most anyone. I wish I knew more about the daughter in law. i will read it again later.

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This movie was slow going with little dialogue. The acting was genuinely believable. The story is true to life and riveting to watch. The ending was satisfying and justified. I got the book so I could see what was missing from the movie.

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Great read. This was suspenseful and good.

I loved this story. it was a very suspenseful love story, it was well written.

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Very captivating

Great book; however, not a feel good read. It is a bit melancholy. It is a book both men and women should enjoy.

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really intense, sad for Jimmy, family violence that truly happens, grandfather's decision to take matters into his own hands given his background definitely high point before the fire