Old Border Road: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Dec 9, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Katherine is 17, living alone in the beautiful, desolate landscape of southern Arizona. Her mother is feckless, her father busy with his new family. Meeting Son, the scion of a local rancher, seems like deliverance. They marry and live as a family in his parents' venerable adobe house, but it soon becomes clear that Son is a man who, as his father says, has a "young heart near withered beneath the breastbone."

Katherine must find her own way during a dangerous months-long drought, when everything seems to be disintegrating around her. Susan Froderberg's incantatory language--and her deep knowledge of both the complexities of a small, deeply-rooted place and the human heart--make OLD BORDER ROAD soar.
  

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When people talk about genre fiction, their list peters out somewhere after romance and sci-fi - long before they get down to westerns, those once-mighty bestsellers that now seem as quaint as leather ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janice Dunlap - Goodreads

Old Border Road By Susan Froderberg A teenager marries into a wealthy Yuma area ranching family. She learns how to live and work on the ranch, but her new husband turns out to be a scoundrel and she ... Read full review

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