The Way West
An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With THE WAY WEST, he pays homage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bruce_Deming - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this novel a lot, though not nearly as much as The Big Sky, mainly because I thought the mountain man era more interesting than the wagon's west era Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MSarki - LibraryThing
My first son was named for the lead character in this book, Lije. My second son Evan was inadvertently, or subconsciously, also named for him as well. Lije Evans is one of the strongest characters of personal qualities ever developed. Read full review