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When a mysterious geologist stumbles in out of the rain with tales of hidden oil deposits on the outskirts of town, Cluvarous Jones and his family will never be the same. Set on the boom-or-bust frontier at the turn of the century, this is a timeless tale of greed, sedition and one man's courageous refusal to compromise his word, told through the eyes of his ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Deseret Book Company
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The majority of this book was quite good. However, the ending left much to be desired. The last 70 pages or so I couldn't put down, but then the final 2-3 chapters were completely anti-climactic for me. Sad really, because the story had me totally consumed at that point. I was ready for a fantastic finish, and instead I'm left feeling totally incomplete. The plot just came to a screeching halt and the book ended. That was it. UGH!
I like Blaine Yorgason books. This one takes place in 1904. It has a judging others consept in the book. Everyone thinks the "Hurryups" family are Indians because they are different. No one really knows them except for one person and the rest of the town won't believe him that they aren't Indians. It's a quick read and very enjoyable.
Blaine M. Yorgason was born in Sanpete County, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University and received both a BA and MA in History. Blaine and his wife Kathleen have 7 children and numerous grandchildren.More about Blaine M. Yorgason...