North Star: A Barnaby Skye Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Dec 29, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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There is a season for all things. . .

For Barnaby Skye, legendary guide and man of the borders, it is time to start a new life. For Skye's younger wife, the beautiful Shoshone woman he calls Mary, it is time to find the beloved son she has not seen in seven years. For Skye's half-blood son, North Star, it is time to discover who he is. And for Skye's older Crow wife, Victoria, the whole world is spinning out of control.

In this sweeping novel of the early West, Skye and his wives and son cope with radical change as the wilderness vanishes, the buffalo are slaughtered, and the government puts the tribes on reservation lands. How can people born and bred to tribal life learn to live another way?

Their struggle takes the Skyes from the Crazy Mountains in Montana to St. Louis and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, wrestling with the tide of settlers and the new settlements that dot the western plains and mountains - a tide that leaves no good place for a veteran borders man with two Indian wives and a mixed-blood son.



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Contents

Prologue
9
Chapter one
13
Chapter two
21
Chapter three
29
Chapter four
36
Chapter five
45
Chapter six
52
Chapter seven
59
Chapter twenty
161
Chapter twentyone
169
Chapter twentytwo
177
Chapter twentythree
185
Chapter twentyfour
193
Chapter twentyfive
200
Chapter twentysix
209
Chapter twentyseven
218

Chapter eight
67
Chapter nine
73
Chapter ten
81
Chapter eleven
90
Chapter twelve
98
Chapter thirteen
105
Chapter fourteen
113
Chapter fifteen
121
Chapter sixteen
129
Chapter seventeen
136
Chapter eighteen
145
Chapter nineteen
153
Chapter twentyeight
228
Chapter twentynine
235
Chapter thirty
245
Chapter thirtyone
253
Chapter thirtytwo
262
Chapter thirtythree
271
Chapter thirtyfour
279
Chapter thirtyfive
287
Chapter thirtysix
295
Chapter thirtyseven
304
Chapter thirtyeight
312
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About the author (2009)

RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of more than sixty novels of the American West. He has won the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to the literature of the West, as well as five Spur Awards. He lives and writes in Livingston, Montana. His wife, Sue Hart, is an English professor at Montana State University in Billings.

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