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Contention and other frontier stories : a Five Star anthology / edited by Hazel Rumney.

Rumney, Hazel, editor. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Moorhead Public Library W CON (Text) 33500013073747 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site W CON (Text) 33500013073754 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432854669
  • ISBN: 1432854666
  • Physical Description: 347 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Contention / Johnny D. Boggs -- Eddie and the stranger / Vonn McKee -- The deserter / Loren D. Estleman -- A full moon at noon / Marcia Gaye -- The medicine robe / Michael Zimmer -- Mary, Mary, quite contrary / Kathleen Morris -- Darlings of the dust / John D. Nesbitt -- Pimple / John Neely Davis -- Bullwhacker / Rod Miller -- Ih-Tedda's son / W. Michael Farmer -- Aces and eights / Michael R. Ritt -- Jericho Springs / Max McCoy -- Buryin' Ruby / Greg Hunt -- A grave too many / Preston Lewis -- Frank & Jessie / Bill Brooks -- Barquette of the XP / Tim Champlin -- Running iron / Robert D. McKee.
Summary, etc.: "Contention and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features seventeen brand-new stories that will delight historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early 1900s and feature exciting new characters who face life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society. Ranging from high-action traditional Westerns to introspective historical dramas set in the American West, readers will discover the amount of courage and tenacity it took to survive the tumultuous frontier. In this anthology, you'll enjoy discovering stories by New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors such as Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs, Michael Zimmer, Max McCoy, John D. Nesbitt, Preston Lewis, Rod Miller, W. Michael Farmer, Greg Hunt, Bill Brooks, Tim Champlin, Robert D. McKee, Michael R. Ritt, Kathleen Morris, Vonn McKee, John Neely Davis, and Marcia Gaye"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    This anthology of seventeen short stories by notable Western-genre authors doesn't hold back: the settings are often bleak, the characters are often down-on-their-luck, and the themes are often bitter and painful. None of that should deter the adventurous reader. Editor Rumney selected well-written, thought-provoking, emotional stories, and while the overall collection will undoubtedly resonate, there is certain to be at least one story that makes an indelible impression. (The Deserter, and Loren D. Estleman's description of the futility of war, is a likely candidate.) Still, the stories aren't without levity. The physical descriptions of frontier ballplayers (and the tender portrayal of baseball itself) in Johnny D. Boggs' "Contention" will make any fan of America's favorite pastime smile. And the ending to Michael R. Ritt's "Aces and Eights" will make the reader gasp and laugh in quick succession. It is difficult to discern a unifying theme to the collection, other than historical fiction set on the frontier, but regardless, this is a Western-focused anthology with staying power. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Western stories.
American fiction > 21st century.
Short stories, American.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
American fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Short stories, American.
Western stories.
United States, West.
Genre: Fiction.

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