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The Resource Wide open., Larry Bjornson

Wide open., Larry Bjornson

Label
Wide open.
Title
Wide open.
Statement of responsibility
Larry Bjornson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father's fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene's exotic Texastown district--a powder keg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West's most famous gunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will's best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will's father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene's future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill's tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything--his family, his friends, and the only home he's ever known--could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again"--
Summary
"Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father's fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene's exotic Texastown district--a powder keg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West's most famousgunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will's best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will's father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene's future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill's tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything--his family, his friends, and the only home he's ever known--could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again"--
Award
Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction, 2013.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10123110
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.J68
LC item number
W53 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Wide open., Larry Bjornson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Countless novels have been written about Wild Bill Hickok and the rough cattle town of Abilene, Kansas, of the 1870s. Larry Bjornson, however, makes the story fresh, unique, and moving.--Johnny D. Boggs, Spur Award-winning author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20057569
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780425247488
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011046324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Wide open., Larry Bjornson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Countless novels have been written about Wild Bill Hickok and the rough cattle town of Abilene, Kansas, of the 1870s. Larry Bjornson, however, makes the story fresh, unique, and moving.--Johnny D. Boggs, Spur Award-winning author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20057569
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780425247488
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011046324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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