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by Richard S. Wheeler

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ISBN:
0812548035
Author:
Richard S. Wheeler
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Forge Books; 1st edition (April 15, 1996)
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He is best known for his novels set in the American West, including the "Barnaby Skye" series.

He is best known for his novels set in the American West, including the "Barnaby Skye" series. Wheeler was the 2001 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to Western literature, and is a six-time Western Writers of America Spur Award winner. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Richard Wheeler was raised in the suburb of Wauwatosa in a family descended from New England Puritans.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the wake of an early twentieth-century gold mine discovery in southwestern Nevada, mobs of fortune-seeking individuals rush to Goldfield.

Richard Wheeler writes novels set in early mining towns, including Cashbox and Sun Mountain. In that book I was impressed with the fluid prose and interesting plot line. He is the author of over seventy novels, including mysteries, westerns, and historical novels, and is the recipient of six Spur Awards from Western Writers of America. In Goldfield, Wheeler develops an even better plot line, and goes deeper into developing the characters, an effort well spent. He succeeded in doing this, and thus I found myself rooting for the characters, even those who displayed the most unfavorable of attributes.

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Barnaby Skye, the most durable and unforgettable character in modern Western fiction, returns in this harrowing tale of survival from his early years in the Rockies.

He's slow and his eyesight is not good, but he presides over a peaceful county. Barnaby Skye, the most durable and unforgettable character in modern Western fiction, returns in this harrowing tale of survival from his early years in the Rockies. In the midst of a brutal winter, Skye's beloved Crow Indian wife, Victoria, is critically wounded when a Blackfeet raiding party attacks a Crow hunting camp.

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Effortlessly shifting from one set of characters to the next, Wheeler weaves his multiple sagas into an effective narrative that is considerably enlivened by authentic period detail

Effortlessly shifting from one set of characters to the next, Wheeler weaves his multiple sagas into an effective narrative that is considerably enlivened by authentic period detail. Wheeler paints a vivid picture of life in a turn-of-the-century Nevada mining town called Goldfield.

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In the wake of an early twentieth-century gold mine discovery in southwestern Nevada, hordes of fortune-seekers rush to Goldfield, including a hard-working prospector, a horse trader, a geology professor, and a newspaper editor. Reprint. AB. K. PW.
  • Iaran
As I mentioned in another review of Wheeler's works, Seven Miles to Sundown was the first Wheeler book I had the good fortune to read. In that book I was impressed with the fluid prose and interesting plot line. In Goldfield, Wheeler develops an even better plot line, and goes deeper into developing the characters, an effort well spent. He succeeded in doing this, and thus I found myself rooting for the characters, even those who displayed the most unfavorable of attributes. I think the reason for this was because I was able to see the humanity in them, and being a human, I relate. There were no cookie cutter characters, no clear lines between black and white, just subtle humanity.
The story itself is an interesting one, and based on the peak of Goldfield Nevada's spot on the time line of history. In the words of Hannibal Dash, (a character in the book who leaves his cush job as a professor in Madison to mine), "It's the last gasp of an era." I thought that was superb line and beautifully captured what the book is about. Goldfield was and is a real town with a real history like that depicted in the book, and this fact makes the reading all the more interesting.
  • Aradwyn
This is a book i could not put down. The author made the characters come to life. I would love to see a sequel to this book. Finished it with some sorrow,--I wanted it to go on and on! RECOMMENDED!!
  • Virn
I thought this was a historically correct story but it is a somewhat historically correct fiction. I did enjoy it though