The Man Who Rode Midnight

The Man Who Rode Midnight

by Elmer Kelton, Kenneth W. Davis
     
 

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Aging cowboy and bronco-buster Wes Hendricks just wants to be left alone on his poor ranch, even when town developers offer him big money to sell it. Wes's grandson reluctantly tries to convince him to give up his home, but that was before he, too, succumbs to the ranch's--and a young cowgirl's--wild beauty.

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Aging cowboy and bronco-buster Wes Hendricks just wants to be left alone on his poor ranch, even when town developers offer him big money to sell it. Wes's grandson reluctantly tries to convince him to give up his home, but that was before he, too, succumbs to the ranch's--and a young cowgirl's--wild beauty.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This warmly human story about a generation gap that closes is set in west Texas of the 1980s where the old and new ways are in serious conflict. Wes Hendricks is an old-time rancher who loves his land and animals and refuses to sell out to make way for progress in the shape of an artificial lake that will flood his home. His grandson, Jim Ed, sent to convince him to sell, gradually becomes a supporter of his grandfather. The old ways of Wes and the new ways of Jim Ed and Glory Be (neighbor and romantic element) are joined and all ends well. Very pleasant reading by a much-praised Texas author. Sister Avila, Acad. of the Holy Angels, Minneapolis
Booknews
Popular account of Epstein and his contribution to the success of the Beatles. Comprises interviews with Epstein's family, friends, business associates. No bibliography. Acidic paper. This new edition of Kelton's 1987 (Doubleday) novel about the growing bond between an aged cowboy and his city-slicker grandson has an introduction by the author and an afterword by folklorist Kenneth Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875650487
Publisher:
Texas Christian University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Texas Tradition Series
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
644,292
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.74(d)

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