Hard Winter: A Western Story

Hard Winter: A Western Story

by Johnny D. Boggs
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Hard Winter: A Western Story by Johnny D. Boggs

Weather and creaking joints permitting, Jim Hawkins could be found every weekend sitting in that rocker right outside the Manix Store in Augusta, whittling and spitting. But Jim Hawkins didn’t say much. Few knew what age Jim Hawkins might own up to, but Big Clem Ellis said he’d heard that Jim Hawkins was fifty years old, which might explain why his hair was so gray, or why he needed a scarred hickory cane to push himself out of that rocking chair, especially when it got cold, and it got bitter cold in Augusta. Especially the past winter.

Folks figured the Chinooks would never get there, and the warm winds didn’t arrive in time for many farmers. Come spring, homesteaders by the score gave up, saying good-bye to their mortgages, the unforgiving wind, and forlorn dreams. Still, Jim Hawkins said hardly anything. Ever. That’s how Henry Lancaster felt.

That all changed when Jim Hawkins took Henry along on a scouting trip. The man who so rarely talked told his grandson how it was during that winter he could so clearly remember, the winter of 1866. Now that was a hard winter, harder than anyone living could remember, and harder than any winter since

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620878064
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.50(d)

About the Author

Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, and traipsed around ghost towns—all in the name of finding a good story. He has won the Spur Award from Western Writers of America three times, as well as the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his family.

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ChaneyBuff More than 1 year ago
HARD WINTER is one of the best novels by Johnny D. Boggs. His writing is crisp & clear, his characters original and very real, and you feel as if you are really there experiencing the events with the characters. If you're a fan of Westen fiction and feel as it all eneded with the death of Louis L'Amour, you NEED to read Johnny D. Boggs. He has taken up where L'Amour left off and stands on his own. His books are very enjoyable.