Mountain Man: A Novel of Male and Female in the Early American West

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Aeonian Press, 1967 - Fiction - 305 pages
29 Reviews
Parallels the lives of Sam Minard, a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains during the 1830s, his Indian bride Lotus, and Kate Bowden, a woman unable to accept reality after witnessing the murder of her husband and children during a brutal Indian attack

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A very nice love story about a mountain man. - Goodreads
Without a doubt, Vardis Fisher is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
This story and writing is almost too chicky for me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ralph Carlson - Goodreads

I have no words to say about this FANTASTIC book. They just won't come. I was greatly moved after reading the last word. I may even wait a few weeks and read it again. Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy P - Goodreads

One of the sources for the movie, Jeremiah Johnson. It depicts the harsh realities of the old American West, juxtaposed with the freedom from the constraints of society that motivated the mountain men to roam these areas. A great story, well told. Read full review


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Vardis Fisher was the author of more than thirty-five books, including "Tale of Valor: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark Expedition", "Children of God: An American Epic", "Pemmican", & (with Opal Laurel Holmes) "Gold Rushes & Mining Camps of the Early American West".

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