Roman: A Novel of the West

Roman: A Novel of the West

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by Douglas C. Jones
     
 

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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
 
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
 
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
 
Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail. Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the blood-soaked prairies where he fights Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Beecher’s Island.
 
Authentic and action-packed, Douglas C. Jones’s Roman is an epic, unforgettable coming-of-age story, set against the background of the sprawling, wild, new frontier of the American West.

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Loren D. Estleman
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”
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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
 
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters. This beautifully written tale of the rise of plucky young Roman Hasford, and his adventures on the frontier (including a vividly rendered Battle of Beecher’s Island), makes for an immensely charming and satisfying saga. I was sorry to see it end.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
 
“Jones is not a bright new voice in Western fiction. Instead, his might be called a rich, seasoned tone, mastered through a series of increasingly impressive novels.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
“Jones…has long demonstrated a seemingly effortless ability to paint richly detailed pictures of 19th-century America…This is work of a master craftsman.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”—Loren D. Estleman, Five-time Spur Award-winning Author of The Undertaker’s Wife
The Dallas Morning News
 “Jones is the brightest light to appear on the Western horizon.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A master craftsman.”
The Boston Globe
“Our finest prose dramatist of the American West.”

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ISBN-13:
9780030600449
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1986
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
320

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Loren D. Estleman
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”

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Roman: A Novel of the West 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only in the first part of the book but it's the fourth book I've read by Douglas C. Jones and I think there's no one better and very few equals. This book, "Roman," is a realistic and sensitive story of a young man's coming of age on the western frontier starting in 1866. So far it's enjoyable, exciting, and educational. I also recommend the other three books, "Elkhorn Tavern," "Barefoot Brigade,"and "Winding Stair."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
herb34 More than 1 year ago
I will let you know (if I get the book).