The Violent Land
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By R. D. Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This novel won the 1954 Spur Award for best western novel of the year. The story focuses on the eighteen-year-old Dan Nathans who is traveling with his parents and young brother to settle in a region of southeastern Oregon. Dan, who is alienated with his father, goes to work for a local, and powerful, cattleman. He soon finds himself caught in a feud between the cattleman and the settlers. He is also caught between his affections for a young woman, who is believed to be of ill repute, and his own upbringing. The reader sees him mature through the novel.
By Jaxsyn Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Gripping tale of life in the old west and the struggle to survive. A great story about life, love, betrayal and loss. My favorite book ever written. I've read it at least 10 times in the last 30 years.