The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narratives Series #2)

The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narratives Series #2)

by Larry McMurtry


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ISBN-13: 9780743262705
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 08/02/2005
Series: Berrybender Narratives Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 194,448
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.


Archer City, Texas

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1936

Place of Birth:

Wichita Falls, Texas


B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

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In The Wandering Hill, Larry McMurtry continues the story of Tasmin Berrybender and her family in the unexplored Wild West of the 1830s, at that point in time when Lewis and Clark are still a living memory, and when the clash between the powerful Indian tribes of the Missouri and the encroaching white Americans is about to turn into full-blown tragedy.

Amidst all this, the Berrybender family -- English, eccentric, wealthy, and fiercely out of place -- continues their journey of exploration, although beset by difficulties, tragedies, and the increasing hardships of day-to-day survival.

Abandoning their luxurious steamer, which is stuck in the ice near the Knife River, they make their way overland to the confluence of the Missouri and the Yellowstone. Tasmin is about to become a mother, living with the elusive young mountain man Jim Snow. Theirs is a great love affair, lived out in conditions of great risk.

From the murder of the iced-in steamship's crew to the appearance of the Partezon, a particularly blood-thirsty Sioux warrior with a band of over two hundred, The Wandering Hill is at once literature on a grand scale and riveting entertainment by a master storyteller.

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New York Times Book Review Exquisite descriptions....Simply irresistible storytelling, rich and satisfying.

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Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narratives Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The wandering hill was truly interesting for me. I am an avid reader of westerns, whether they pertain to cowboys, or mountain men and Larry Mcmurtry has s unique style of painting pictures of the American western frontier. In this particular book and also with Sin Killer, he does a fine job of intertwining romance, with violence and Britsh and American wits collide along with a melting pot of various ethnic characters. And ofcourse, dont forget the Native Americans and their over imaginitive superstitions. Larry McMurtry is the very best, when it comes to the wild west. Ive yet to read the third novel....By Sorrow's River and I'm un impressionable, when it comes to the Berry bender skeptics. (morons)
santhony on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Volume two of the Berrybinder narratives. Not up to the originality or the first volume, but a decent read nonetheless. The story becomes increasingly tiresome with each succeeding volume.
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I greatly enjoyed Wandering Hill. I listened to the audio version. It is a very interesting tale. It is humorous, adventurous, with just the right amount of adult content. Read The Sin Killer first, it is very good too, and it will give you the background on the characters in this story. This is a wonderfully enjoyable work. The setting of the wild west in the 1830's, with indians and various European peoples adds to the interest. You never know what will happen next, but can't wait to find out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wandering Hill is very much what it's title suggests. It is an adventure, with new excitment waiting for you around every page. I would rate it as one of my top 10 favorite new books (Lucky Monkeys In The Sky which was released in June would be my top pick of the summer) and I anticipate the adventure to come!