The Homesman: A Novel

The Homesman: A Novel

by Glendon Swarthout


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476754260
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 537,222
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Glendon Swarthout wrote sixteen novels, many of which were bestsellers and were made into films, among them Seventh Cavalry, They Came to Cordura, Where the Boys Are, Bless the Beasts & Children, and A Christmas to Remember. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and won a number of other awards, including the Western Writers Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Homesman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Sue_G More than 1 year ago
Amazing tale of our pioneer past.  This would make an excellent book club choice.  Living on the prairie as a homesteader was full of danger, lonely days and nights, and hardship.  It was enough to make women lose their minds--and some did.  This is the story of four of those women and  the indomitable Mary Bee Cuddy, who volunteers to take these women back East to Iowa and their families.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book with great characters and believable situations. I was very unhappy with one event, but I have to admit that it could have happened that way, and it didn't ruin the book for me. He was a very good writer. I read Bless the Beasts and Children years ago. It was very good, but not as outstanding as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended!!! Great characters, and sad, funny and fascinating story. Based on possible events. This is a book you can't put down and will make an awesome movie!! Another great book on the NOOK is "The Partisan" by William Jarvis. Both books deserve A+++++++
Catahoula_Mama More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story, looking forward to seeing it as a film.
lauradayton More than 1 year ago
My first time to read Glendon Swarthout.  The description of life as a homesteader for husbands, wives and  children  presented a history that I wasn't familiar with.   Looking for my next book by this author.
oldlady3 More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book, but it was sad in parts. It was more true to life than most books that always end happy. Anyone who likes historical things it would be good for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet******outstanding. Highly recommend.
toliverc More than 1 year ago
I love the western genre, even more so when a book delivers something beyond the standard western lore. The Homesman is no dime novel, but a look into the underbelly of a life that is too often glamorized. We celebrate the ones who made it, but what about the ones who didn't, the ones who didn't tame the west. but rather were bent and broken by it? The Homesman is that tale and what a treat it is.
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goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The ending was not what I wanted but... The book was so good that I could not put it down until I finished it. If anyone wants to read an exceptional story, read this one because you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt the description of locations were great. I felt I was there. I wanted to read this before seeing the movie. If the movie is as good as the book, I won't be disappointed.
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mzdxtr More than 1 year ago
I don't know if the book did not transfer well to e-book, but I found it to be poorly written (grammatical errors, run-on sentences) and very depressing. I initially liked it...I was pulled in despite the numerous mistakes I found throughout...but when (spoiler alert) Mary Bee kills herself, I lost all interest. She was the more well written of the characters and to kill her off and leave the story with Briggs and the women left me feeling cheated. I read through the Briggs' journey of bringing the women to Hebron, but then I just skimmed...I felt no empathy towards Briggs and I didn't care what happened to him. A very disappointing book and I'm sorry I didn't just try to check it out through my library in e-book form. A wasted $10.