Many a River
The Barfield family, Arkansas sharecroppers, are heading west with their sons Jeffrey and Todd. In far West Texas their camp is attacked by Comanche raiders and the elder Barfields are killed and scalped. The younger boy, Todd, is taken captive by the Indians. The older son, Jeffrey, manages to hide and is rescued by the militia men. Jeffrey is taken in by a home-steading family, while Todd is sold, for a rifle and gunpowder, to a Comanchero trader named January.
Both become caught up in the turbulence of the Civil War, which even in remote West Texas, the border country with New Mexico, pits Confederate sympathizers against Unionists. The brothers, separated by violence, are destined to be rejoined by violence. Will they meet as friends or deadly enemies?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
This is the tale of two brothers, Jeffrey and Todd, who are separated as children in 1855 when Comanche raiders murder their parents. Jeffrey is fostered among good people, but Todd, taken as a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
I have always found Elmer Kelton a extremely reliable author when I am in the mood for a good western story and Many A River was no exception. This is the story of two young brothers who are ... Read full review