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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library LARGE PRINT W DEA (Text) 33500013762398 New In transit -
Mahnomen Public Library LARGE PRINT W DEA (Text) 33500013762406 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432888558
  • ISBN: 1432888552
  • Physical Description: 331 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

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"It's 1917, and the Mexican Revolution has the Big Bend of Texas aflame. But the firestorm is no greater than the one inside newspaper reporter Jack Landon. Disillusioned, he flees down the road to nowhere and finds himself in Esperanza. Populated by people of Mexican heritage, the small village on the Texas bank of the Rio Grande is a target of Texas Rangers Company B, which unjustly considers it a bandit den. Jack befriends a teenaged boy and his adult sister, Mary, who teaches in the Esperanza school. As Jack assimilates to life in Esperanza, the threat of Rangers looms large. Eventually a day of reckoning descends, and it envelops Jack and Mary and the entire village"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    When confronted with a stark reminder of devastating loss, reporter Jack Landon abandons all he's ever known. In Dearen's (Apache Lament, 2019) capable hands, this inauspicious beginning meanders in a direction that's both tender and tragic. Landon leaves San Angelo, Texas, in August 1917, racked with self-loathing, and arrives in a small border town called Esperanza. Although Landon expects to depart quickly, the hardscrabble lives of the villagers compel him to stay and help. He designs a levee to save the town from flash floods, reopens the local school to teach Mexican American children English, and tries to keep local teens from joining a gang of bandits. But when he learns a rogue outfit of Texas Rangers has been blackmailing Esperanza's elderly priest, Landon's stubborn bravery endangers both him and the town. Dearen ends the novel with a fictionalized retelling of the massacre in Porvenir, Texas, on January 28, 1918. Though the outcome of the massacre is heartbreaking, Dearen gently guides the reader to a hopeful ending—fitting for a town called Esperanza. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Large type books.
Massacres > Texas > Fiction.
Texas > History > 1846-1950 > Fiction.
Texas > Relations > Mexico > Fiction.
Mexico > Relations > Texas > Fiction.
Genre: Western fiction.
Historical fiction.
Western fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large print books.

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