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Shortgrass Song is the saga of young Caleb Holcomb as he makes his way through life in an epic as big as Texas itself. Caleb's adventures take him through Civil War battles, buffalo hunts, Indian wars and barroom shoot-outs. On his way he meets:

Snake Woman--the Comanche slave woman who kidnaps him as a child in an attempt to regain her rightful place in the tribe.

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Paperback, 608 pages
Published June 15th 1995 by Forge Books (first published January 1st 1994)
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Kevin
Jul 04, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book that will forever remain engrained in your memory? One that you enjoyed so much that in some ways you hated to see it end? This is one of those books I will never forget! I have read many great westerns by Lamour and Kelton, but this was my first book I have read by Mike Blakely. I can understand now why he earned a spur award for this book, it is a sweeping epic that takes you through the eyes of a father, mother, and 3 sons during an era when the west was being tamed ...more
Jim Vuksic
Dec 04, 2013 Jim Vuksic rated it it was ok
I read this book as favor to a an acquaintance of mine. She loves western themed books. I don't.
After reading Short Grass Song, I still do not like westerns; not even this one. However, I do think that Mr. Blakely is a talented writer and great story teller. He utilizes an extensive vocabulary and sentence structure in such a skillful manner that the story flows smoothly; making it an easy read.
If someone does enjoy this genre, I am pretty sure that they would give this book at least a 3-star ra
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