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G.K. Hall, 2001 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Some things should remain forgotten... Truman Jackson and his family are successful ranchers, and are a pillar in the frontier community of Cottonwood, Utah. There is no one Jackson wouldn't lend a hand to, and no one who wouldn't consider him a friend. But no one in Cottonwood knows much about the Jacksons. When asked about their past, they give vague and shadowy answers, and no one is able to find out where they came from, or what they did. Because Truman Jackson and his wife Gracie have been hiding their outlaw roots--and their criminal deeds--for the past seventeen years. To become whole once again, Truman is ready to confess his sins--even if it turns his family, friends, and an entire town against him

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

Reading Richard S. Wheeler's 2001 novel "Restitution" is a bit like going to Sunday school. Not that there's anything wrong with Sunday school. I highly recommend it. Yet Sunday school lessons ... Read full review

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Wheeler is a master of western literature. Read full review


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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa. Wheeler spent three years in Hollywood in the mid-50s, where he worked in a record store and took acting lessons while struggling as a screenwriter. He eventually returned home, and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He spent over a decade as a newspaperman, working as an editorial writer for the Phoenix Gazette, editorial page editor for the Oakland, California, Tribune, reporter on the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, and reporter and assistant city editor for the Billings, Montana, Gazette. In 1972, he turned to book editing, working in all for four publishers through 1987. As an editor for Walker & Company he edited twelve Western novels a year. Sandwiched between editing stints, in the mid-70s he worked at the Rancho de la Osa dude ranch in Sasabe, Arizona, on the Mexican border. There, in the off season, he experimented with his own fiction and wrote his first novel, Bushwack, published by Doubleday in 1978. Five more Western novels followed Bushwack before Wheeler was able to turn to writing full time: Beneath the Blue Mountain (1979), Winter Grass (1983), Sam Hook (1986), Richard Lamb (1987) and Dodging Red Cloud (1987).

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