Hard Country

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Penguin, May 10, 2012 - Fiction - 640 pages
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A richly authentic epic adventure of rough-hewn men and courageous women, set in the hard country of the American Southwest frontier.

Hard Country is a rare and extraordinary story of one family’s struggle to settle and endure in the vast, untamed territory of New Mexico.

In the wake of the death of his wife as she gives birth to his son, and the killing of his brother on the West Texas plains, John Kerney is forced to give up his ranch, leave his son behind, and strike out in search of the murderous outlaws and a place where he can start over. He drifts south until he meets a man who offers him work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory and forever changes his life.

Spanning the years of 1875 to 1918, Hard Country is the Western reinvented and enlarged into a saga that above all celebrates the people and the land of the great Southwest.
 

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Set in New Mexico at the end of the 19th century, the author has produced a fantastic history of the region. I have read many other books from this author, but found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Trudial - LibraryThing

Prior to reading Hard Country I was disappointed to learn that it was not another in his series of Kevin Kerney crime novels all of which I had read and enjoyed. I was certainly not disappointed once ... Read full review

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Michael McGarrity is the author of the Anthony Award-Nominated Tularosa and twelve additional bestselling novels including Mexican Hat, Serpent Gate, Hermit’s Peak, The Judas Judge, Under the Color of Law, Nothing But Trouble, and Death Song. A former Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he served as an instructor at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and as an investigator for the New Mexico Public Defender’s Office before turning to writing full-time. In 2004, he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – Literature.

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