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Bantam Books, Sep 1, 1983 - Fiction - 151 pages
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Shane, a stranger the Starretts take into their home in Wyoming in 1889, becomes involved in a feud between the cattle ranger and the local homesteaders. "Narrative and literary superiority." -- Kirkus Reviews

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A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Through the eyes of a youngster, Starrett's son, this tells how ... Read full review

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About the author (1983)

After receiving his B.A. from Oberlin College and doing graduate work at Columbia University, Schaefer spent most of his adult life working as a journalist. His first novel, Shane (1949), a portrait of a gunfighter trying to escape his violent past, was a success. Schaefer covers a variety of themes in his work, including the relationship of the individual to the community and how people overcome obstacles while maintaining their integrity. His characterizations are often memorable, and he has a gift for writing dialogue that sounds realistic. Critic Fred Erisman has remarked that "Schaefer brings to his writing a clear-cut sense of professionalism, a deeply felt commitment to the story-teller's craft, and a keen ear for the spoken word.

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