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Elmer Kelton, author of over a dozen popular westerns, was named the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the Western Writers of America. He has won multiple Golden Spur Awards.

The Smiling Country, filled with pathos and humor, is set in the last days of the Old West. Hewey Calloway may be pushing 45, but he can still rope and outride most things on four legs. Refusing promotions, he prefers to remain a simple ranch hand. But as he rides the West Texas plains, automobiles are beginning to dot the landscape. When Hewey is critically injured by a wild horse, he must admit that his world - and an age - are passing away.

©1998 Elmer Kelton (P)2001 Recorded Books

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Great snapshot of the classic western personality

Which shines through almost most every character.
Those few exceptions belong back East, then and now.
Great book. excellent narration

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  • William
  • Dell, Montana, USA
  • 06-05-18

Enjoyed it a lot....

This author has, at some point, been exposed to the authentic cowboy culture. This story warmed my heart.....one of those that you just hate to see come to an end

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Another fine Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton's writing brought to life by George Guidall is a magic combination, a worthwhile experience regardless of the story line.