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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

Critic Reviews

"... related in a drawl that's sweet as pure honey." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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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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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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I liked Smiling Country better.

It would have been better without the cursing. I liked Smiling country and Hewey Holloway character in that book.