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Moon Medicine

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When Honoré Greenwood sits down to tell his tale, people listen. Friend of such stalwarts of the West as Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick, John Hatcher, and the Brent brothers, Charles and William, Honoré, at ninety-nine, has lived the life that has become the dime novel.

As a young schoolboy, Jean Guy was considered a genius. The only thing distracting him from his love of
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 11th 2001 by Forge Books (first published 2001)
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Morgan
Dec 08, 2013 Morgan rated it really liked it
Title: Moon Medicine: A young genius learns the ways of the old west

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This is the story of a man that has had many names during his long life. Plenty Man, Honeree Greenwood, and Jean Guy to name a few. The story starts with the young
French man Jean Guy and his troubled childhood in France. Jean Guy has always been different. For one he is very intelligent, he picks things up quickly and has a photographic memory. Leading some to call him a genius.

Secondly, Jean Guy does not follow the no
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Rosemary
Oct 16, 2009 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: A must read for Historical Western readers.
Recommended to Rosemary by: from inter-library loan of the San Antonio library
This is a MUST READ for everyone who loves good historical western literature. Mike Blakely writes many different types of Texas Westerns, but "Moon Medicine", I believe to be the start of a series because the book I am now reading, "Come Sundown" starts four years after the end of "Moon Medicine".

Although I had though that by now I knew history, this book enlightened me somemore about how the Mexican War affected Santa Fe, Taos and......California.
I have read another book or two about Adobe
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Mar 07, 2012 Dejaey rated it it was amazing
This is probably the greatest book i have ever read. Mr. Blakely makes it seem like you are in the middle of all the action. This book kept me hooked from start to finish. The historical references make this book also educational along with a little fantasy mixed in. I highly recommend this book to anybody who loves western books along with romantics and fantasies.
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Mar 15, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
This book about a young Frenchman who travels to America and become a trader with the Indians captured my interest, although it is not my usual fare.
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