The Way West

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 340 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

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1
II
14
III
26
IV
39
V
51
VI
61
VII
62
VIII
75
XVIII
182
XIX
188
XX
202
XXI
212
XXII
226
XXIII
237
XXIV
251
XXV
259

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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XXVI
265
XXVII
266
XXVIII
276
XXIX
299
XXX
306
XXXI
321
XXXII
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A. B. Guthrie, Jr. (1901a 1991), was the author of numerous books, including six Big Sky novels, as well as the Academy Awarda winning screenplay for the classic film Shane. He received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Way West. Guthrie was honored for his contribution to literature and his portrayal of the American West.

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