Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer

Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer

by Elmer Kelton
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Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer by Elmer Kelton

Sandhills Boy is the story of "a freckle-faced country boy, green as a gourd," growing up in the wild sandhills of West Texas and becoming author of many well-loved and critically-acclaimed Western novels: The Time It Never Rained, The Good Old Boys, The Day the Cowboys Quit, and some 50 others.

The son of a working cowboy and ranch foreman, Elmer Kelton learned at an early age that he had no talent for horses nor any of the cowboy's trade . . . but he did have a knack for story-telling. He graduated from the University if Texas and before becoming "the greatest of all Western writers" (by vote of the Western Writers of America, Inc,) was a soldier in Europe and a journalist in Texas.

Kelton writes with warm, nostalgic humor of his life in ranch and oil patch Texas during the Great Depression of his service in WW2 in France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, and of the romantic circumstances which changed his life in the village of Ebensee, Austria. At a boat landing there, in October, 1945, he met a young woman, Anni Lipp, who became his wife and remained by his side for 60 years.

Filled with Kelton's sly humor and memorable anecdotes, Sandhills Boy is destined to be a classic in Western autobiography, a companion to Charlie Siringo's A Texas Cowboy and We Pointed Them North by Edward. C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott.

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ISBN-13: 9780765354280
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elmer Kelton of San Angelo, Texas, a native Texan, was author of 50 Western novels and several nonfiction books. Among his best-selling books are The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, and the Good Old Boys. He was recognized with countless awards for his work and was honored as the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the 600-member Western Writers of America, Inc. Mr. Kelton died in August, 2009, at age 83.

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Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Elmer did it again! One would think he referred to a diary based on the detailed events during his life. I expect it's just a very good memory! He and his wife autographed my copy of the book a few weeks ago and he wrote 'As we remember it'! I am glad I made the trip to his book signing as I consider Elmer Kelton the best writer of our times!
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I hate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome. Continue this story. Please!