The Big Sky

The Big Sky

A Novel

Book - 2002
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A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.

Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudillbecomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780618154630
Characteristics: xiv, 386 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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Apr 22, 2018

I like to read a book much more than listen to one. And unfortunately they don't have a hard copy of "The Way West" which is the one that won the Pulitzer Prize. Interestingly, Guthrie also wrote the screenplay for the movie "Shane", easily one of the Top 5 Westerns of all time.

Dec 17, 2014

It would be nice if the library had the Big Sky in an audiobook. They have The Way West and These Thousands Hills which are the 2nd and 3rd books in the Big Sky trilogy, but not the first one.


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