By Sorrow's RiverBook
Raising her young son, Monty, Tasmin Berrybender hopes to turn him into an English gentleman despite his life on the trail, an endeavor that is compromised by painful occurrences in the lives of Tasmin's husband and father.
Raising her young son, Monty, who is also the son of her "Sin Killer" husband, Tasmin Berrybender hopes to turn Monty into an English gentleman despite his life on the trail toward Santa Fe, an endeavor that is compromised by painful occurrences in the lives of Tasmin's husband and father. Reprint.
Simon and Schuster
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry continues his four-part epic, The Berrybender Narratives, with a new novel of courage and hardship that transports readers to a time when life itself was an adventure, and death was ever close at hand....
In their trek through the 1830s American West, the Berrybender family has experienced every blessing and hardship imaginable, by both the hand of man and the will of God. Now, Tasmin Berrybender leads her unconventional family as they struggle through an unforgiving land, losing loved ones and gathering new cohorts at the most unlikely turns. It is in these perilous circumstances that Tasmin's husband, the Sin Killer, disappears on a scouting expedition, leaving her to raise her young, wild son alone -- until she falls for another man. In this high-spirited and terrifying tale set against the background of the American frontier, Larry McMurtry once again shows that in the world of Western literary fiction, he truly has no equal.