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The spoilt quilt and other frontier stories : pioneering women of the West / with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Chris Enss ; edited by Hazel Rumney.

Dallas, Sandra. Spoilt Quilt. (Added Author). Morgan, Deborah. Nest. (Added Author). Hinger, Charlotte. Well-Witcher's Daughter. (Added Author). Sweazy, Larry D. Harrows. (Added Author). Frame Gay, Sharon. Cast from Heaven. (Added Author). Mayo, Matthew P. Peaches. (Added Author). Samuelson-Brown, Randi. Devil's Rope. (Added Author). Crigger, C. K. Call Me Mercy. (Added Author). Farmer, W. Michael, 1944- Storekeeper's Daughter. (Added Author). Simar, Candace. Berserker on the Prairie. (Added Author). Grady Cox, Patricia. Abandoned Places. (Added Author). Gaye, Marcia. Mail-Order Delivery. (Added Author). Nesbitt, John D. In the Breaks. (Added Author). Stoltey, Pat. Good Work for a Girl. (Added Author). Colt, Paul. Lady of New Orleans. (Added Author). Lewis, Preston. Hope Chest. (Added Author). Rumney, Hazel, (editor.). Enss, Chris, 1961- (writer of foreward.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library LARGE PRINT W SPO (Text) 33500013293311 New Checked out 10/29/2020
Climax Public Library LARGE PRINT W SPO (Text) 33500013293329 New Checked out 11/04/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432864323
  • ISBN: 1432864327
  • Physical Description: 529 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The spoilt quilt / by Sandra Dallas -- Nest / by Deborah Morgan -- The well-witcher's daughter / by Charlotte Hinger -- The harrows / by Larry D. Sweazy -- Cast from heaven / by Sharon Frame Gay -- Peaches / by Matthew P. Mayo -- The devil's rope / by Randi Samuelson-Brown -- Call me mercy / by C.K. Crigger -- The storekeeper's daughter / by W. Michael Farmer -- Berserker on the prairie / by Candace Simar -- Abandoned places / by Patricia Grady Cox -- Mail-order delivery / by Marcia Gaye -- In the breaks / by John D. Nesbitt -- Good work for a girl / by Pat Stoltey -- Lady of New Orleans / by Paul Colt -- The hope chest / by Preston Lewis.
Summary, etc.:
"The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features sixteen 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 pioneering women of the West 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 previously untold stories about the strong women that shaped the iconic American West. In this anthology, you'll enjoy stories by New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors such as Sandra Dallas, Deborah Morgan, Charlotte Hinger, Larry D. Sweazy, Sharon Frame Gay, Matthew P. Mayo, Randi-Samuelson Brown, C. K. Crigger, W. Michael Farmer, Candace Simar, P. Grady Cox, Marcia Gaye, John D. Nesbitt, Patricia Stoltey, Paul Colt, Preston Lewis. The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories is a great addition to your Western fiction library"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    If the male settlers of the western frontier found life demanding, desolate, and deadly, The Spoilt Quilt makes a convincing case that it was even worse for women. Each piece in this 16-story, female-focused anthology packs a punch. The heroines confront death, disease, rape, domestic violence, and poverty, all while living in an era that denies them equal legal status. But that is not to say the main characters lack agency; each woman fights back to the best of her ability regardless of the unfortunate scenario plotted out for her. Some use misdirection ("The Spoilt Quilt"), some use trained skills ("The Well-Witcher's Daughter," "Berserker on the Prairie"), some use cunning ("The Hope Chest"), some use pure, unbridled rage ("The Devil's Rope," "Abandoned Places"). This collection isn't necessarily about winners and losers—if it were, many of these women would be failures, and the stories too grim to read. Rather, it's about personal strength in a time and place when that was often the only resource an individual had in excess. To that end, The Spoilt Quilt provides brief glimpses of optimism in an otherwise overcast world. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Western stories.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Women > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Women pioneers > Fiction.
Large type books.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Large type books.
Western stories.
West United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Western fiction.

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