Massacre Mountain: A Cotton Pickens Western

Massacre Mountain: A Cotton Pickens Western

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by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
     
 

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These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific color. From the book's opening in a cornfield, where Kennedy is searching for the twenty-five-year-old site of the plane crash that killed her father, she seems to be in constant motion. She is

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These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific color. From the book's opening in a cornfield, where Kennedy is searching for the twenty-five-year-old site of the plane crash that killed her father, she seems to be in constant motion. She is the feminist adolescent, ashamed to win a prize in home economics who learns to take joy in her pastry skills. She is the scientist struggling with mortality, the liberal learning to shoot a gun.

"With cheeky wisdom, Jeffe Kennedy explores the extraordinary moments that transform ordinary lives. No revelation—from the meaning of the death of a parent to being a blonde—is too big or small for this Colorado-born biologist to dissect. Her insights tell us a lot about the way lives enhanced by real convictions are formed."—Vicki Lindner, author of Outlaw Games

"[Kennedy] writes vividly and with great clarity. Her sensitivity and empathy for other people enhances an unusually authentic ability to establish three-dimensional characterization."—Lee Gutkind, editor, Creative Nonfiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786023462
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 4.26(h) x 1.06(d)

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Jeffe Kennedy, an environmental consultant, lives in Wyoming with a fish pathologist, two Maine coon cats, and two border collies. This is her first book.

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Massacre Mountain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doubtful WY has never seen the likes. An entrepreneur by the name of Ralston decides to build a theatre there and starts to bring in traveling shows. Also showing up, Ike Berg, AKA ICEBERG, the sheriff of neighboring medicine bow. Cadaver like, with no sense of humor or personality, and a propensity for putting people in jail, he tell Cotton he’s been fired and proceeds to take over as new sheriff of Doubtful. Then the bodies start to show up. They even kill his horse Critter. With the shows creating havoc, the bank is blown and robbed of almost all the assets. Leave it to Cotton to figure everything is connected and proceeds to take back his badge and solve the crimes. I really wish they didn’t kill off Critter, I did so like him LOL.
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