The Way West

The Way West

Book - 1993
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An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With THE WAY WEST, he payshomage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.
Publisher: Boston : H. Mifflin, [1993], 1949.
ISBN: 9780618154623
Branch Call Number: GUT
Characteristics: 340 p. : maps


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Mar 22, 2015

Those who loved The Big Sky, one of the best fiction books ever written about US western expansion, will be glad for this sequel with Dick Summers as a centerpiece. But if you haven't read The Big Sky I'd suggest reading it before reading the sequel.

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