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The Resource Boone's Lick : a novel, Larry McMurtry

Boone's Lick : a novel, Larry McMurtry

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Boone's Lick : a novel
Title
Boone's Lick
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Larry McMurtry
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Language
eng
Summary
Told with McMurtry's unique blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius, the novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T., Neva, and baby Marcy; Shay's uncle, Seth; his Granpa Crackenthorpe; and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister, Rose. During their journey they pick up a barefooted priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to join in their travels. At the heart of the novel, and the adventure, is Mary Margaret, whom we first meet shooting a sheriff's horse out from underneath him in order to feed her family. Forceful, interesting, and determined, she is written with McMurtry's trademark deftness and sympathy for women, and is in every way a match for the worst the west can muster. Boone's Lick abounds with the incidents, the excitements, and the dangers of life on the plains. Its huge cast of characters includes such historical figures as Wild Bill Hickok and the unfortunate Colonel Fetterman (whose arrogance and ineptitude led to one of the U.S. Army's worst and bloodiest defeats at the hands of the Cheyenne and Sioux) as well as the Cecil family (itself based on a real family of nineteenth-century traders and haulers)
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B@L
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Boone's Lick : a novel, Larry McMurtry
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=346037
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78136155
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439140932
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Boone's Lick : a novel, Larry McMurtry
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=346037
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78136155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439140932
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
635ad20d-e440-4981-a6ee-1dd27b2c1853
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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