Blackbelly: A Novel

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Bridge Works Publishing Company, 2005 - Fiction - 231 pages
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Blackbelly is a contemporary western that suspensefully traces the consequences of a crime of bigotry. It is the story of an unjustly accused sheep rancher's struggle to reclaim his life, and that of a woman close to him, from perils imposed by a domineering father and the culture of a remote Idaho town. The author, a forester's daughter raised in Idaho and Montana, conveys an authentic sense of place, with the gritty but proudly independent community of Sweetwater a prominent part of the story.

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Set in the farming town of Sweetwater, ID, this is a superbly crafted first novel about an unlikely romance that develops between a surly, hard-drinking bachelor farmer and the live-in nurse he hires ... Read full review


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Heather Sharfeddin and her husband raise Blackbellies on their ranch in Sherwood, Oregon, 22 miles southwest of Portland. Ms. Sharfeddin is also a manager for a software company in Beaverton. She has had short fiction published and, in 2004, won honorable mention for the Willamette Writers' annual Kay Snow Award.

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