With his revered classics The Big Sky and The Way West, A. B. Guthrie, Jr., claimed his preeminent post as the father of the western epic. Fair Land, Fair Land, first published in 1982, marks the sequel to his two masterworks and rounds out a chronological gap, the mid-nineteenth century, in Guthrie's Big Sky series. Reappearing here is Dick Summers, of the earlier sagas, now a wizened conservationist who seeks retribution from his former compatriot Boone Caudill and renewed companionship with the self-reliant Teal Eye. Imbued with a rich sense for the impermanence of the idyllic plains, this tour de force offers a stirring commentary on a country's physical and spiritual erosion, as relevant today as it was a decade ago.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
A. B. Guthrie, Jr. (1901–1991), was the author of numerous books, including six Big Sky novels, as well as the Academy Award–winning screenplay for the classic film Shane. He received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Way West. Guthrie was honored for his contribution to literature and his portrayal of the American West.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book, the people were beliveable and the discription of the wagon traveling west gave me an insight into the determation of people looking into new lifes. I would to find more books of this type.
A.B. Guthrie makes the reader feel like he's right there, as if he's gone back in time. In this novel, Dick Summers becomes one of my favorite all time characters. As a published author of historical fiction, I'd like to say that A.B. Guthrie is indeed one of the great writers and will leave an unforgetable impression on anyone who reads his books.