The Rainbow Trail

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Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow Trail is the sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage (also a Bison Book). At the end of that famous novel, a huge boulder had rolled down to shut off the entrance to Surprise Valley, leaving Lassiter, Jane Withersteen, and little Fay Larkin to a singular fate. Twenty years later a lanky Illinois preacher named John Shefford, disillusioned with the narrow-mindedness of his congregation, appears in Arizona. At a "sealed-wife" village, where Mormons hide the practice of polygamy...
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Overview

Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow Trail is the sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage (also a Bison Book). At the end of that famous novel, a huge boulder had rolled down to shut off the entrance to Surprise Valley, leaving Lassiter, Jane Withersteen, and little Fay Larkin to a singular fate. Twenty years later a lanky Illinois preacher named John Shefford, disillusioned with the narrow-mindedness of his congregation, appears in Arizona. At a "sealed-wife" village, where Mormons hide the practice of polygamy from the federal government, he picks up the trail of the grown-up Fay. Thus begins an exciting story of captivity, treachery, and last-minute escape.

Hidden beyond the Utah upland lay a wild canyon with a haunting secret. Three people were entrapped there--among them Fay Larkin, whom John Shefford longed to make his wife. But to reach them, Shefford would have to go through a Mormon village where trespassing meant death. And the way to the village was blocked by a treacherous outlaw and his murdering crew. Reissue.

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“[Grey] knows the West.”

—The New York Herald on Zane Grey

"Poignant in its emotional qualities."

The New York Times on Riders of the Purple Sage

“[A] masterpiece of its kind… replete, rounded, rich in every feature which pertains to the genre in question… [Grey] reaches out to the full length of his stride.” —Publishers Weekly on The Mysterious Rider

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605121345
  • Publisher: Akasha Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Considered the "Father of the Adult Western," Zane Grey (1872–1939) was a prolific American writer and the pioneer of the Western literary genre. He produced over 100 books, and for each year from 1915 to 1924, a new Zane Grey title made the bestseller list.

Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine.

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  • Posted December 27, 2008

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    Zane has an incredible attention to detail in his writing.

    Zane fully develops his characters and their surroundings to pull you into the story! This story is action packed with emotional struggles.

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