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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glendon Swarthout Narrator: Candace Thaxton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781442370883
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Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and costarring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early Pioneers in the American West through the eyes of one extraordinary woman.

The Homesman celebrates the stories we hear nothing about: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A “homesman” must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable, and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures.

In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Stafford | 3/14/2015

    " This is a wonderful book that immediately draws the reader into the story and delivers an unforgettable story at a fast pace. The audio book was a highly enjoyable combination of finely crafted writing with the perfect narrator. I bought the audio cd after watching the movie. I enjoyed the movie, and the book added numerous rich details and descriptions. I highly recommend this audio book. It is a treasure! "

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About the Author
Author Glendon Swarthout

Glendon Swarthout (1918–1992) 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.

About the Narrator

Candace Thaxton is an actress and audiobook narrator. She has starred in several films and television shows, including Ghost Town and Law & Order.