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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:
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In pioneer Nebraska, a woman leads where no man will go

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: 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, Indian attacks, ice storms, hardship, 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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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