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Rivers of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered Paperback – Feb 28 2006


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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: PELICAN PUBLISHING (Feb. 28 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589801970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589801974
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 14.9 x 21.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 376 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback
Rivers Of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered is the autobiographical story of how Gary Penley's growing up on a ranch in the plains of Colorado, the influence and example of his grandfather, his mother, and a yesteryear of ranch life that is gone now. Interwoven memories of the people, the geography of the land, the animals, and the climate of the high western plains, Rivers Of Wind is a kind of "window in time" that will engage the reader's rapt attention from first page to last. A tribute to a time and place now found only in memory, Rivers Of Wind is unique and enthusiastically recommended reading.
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I enjoyed this book, sent to me by a high school friend, as I went to the same consolidated high school in Lamar, Colo. as the author (but 2 years ahead of him)and recognized many of the features of that time and place which he describes so well. I was a town kid instead of a country kid but it helps understand better the kids I went to school with. Gary is a great story teller. I hope he didn't stretch it too much in a few places (I don't remember rattle snakes when my friend and I were hiking outside of town--but maybe it was winter). And no, the Great Plains are NOT flat but rolling praire with great views to the horizon sometimes. It's BIG SKY country and I miss though it has been years since I've been there. Thanks, Gary.
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By C. Miller on April 7 2002
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Mr. Penley gives personal details that review his life on the prarie such that reading this book made me feel I knew him. He included facts and opinions about the history of the area that will help document for years to come what took place in that area. His ability to show emotions with words and his willingness to be vulnerable with the details made this a very interesting book. I read his other book too, and highly recommend it as well.
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I am an avid reader and this book, Rivers of Wind, was absolutely great. An easy and smooth book to read and every page was enjoyable. The author painted vivid pictures and I could see it like a movie. One of those books that you really hate it when you finish. I could have read it for a month. Thanks, Gary, whoever you are.
Tom Desaulniers
Leeds, AL
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I read this book with much anticapation as I also grew up in Lamar Colorado. Mr Penley's older brother George was a very good friend of my brother's and I have heard nothing of this family since we moved away in 1954. I remember most things as Mr. Penley did except that I lived in town. Oh ,those duststorms brought back such memories. I loved the book.
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