Blessed McGillby Edwin Shrake
First published by Doubleday in 1968, this ironic tale of the Old Southwest--introduced by Bill Wittliff--recounts the life story of one Peter Hermano McGill, whose brawling progress across the frontier ends in his surprising elevation as the first Roman Catholic saint in North America. Illustrated by Charles Shaw. 248 pp.
- John M. Hardy Publishing Company
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- 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
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This is an excellent novel. The most obvious comparison is Larry McMurtry. Shrake is probably a little more philosophical, and maybe this work leans slightly more toward the "literature" section of the bookshelf and less toward the "fiction" section than McMurtry. But it is just as easy a read and just as action-packed, and its depiction of Texas is at least as historically accurate.