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Westward the Women

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This book, the first anthology of Western writing by women, goes a long way to correct the impression that women do not write Western fiction. It includes stories by writers such as Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko. Piekarski's introduction is a valuable historical overview of Western women writers, pointing to a diversity that is often overlooked. ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by University of New Mexico Press (first published July 1984)
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Carole
Jan 17, 2010 Carole rated it liked it
I had this in Exuma & began it after Brideshead. I bought it years ago on a trip to Utah & had not really got into it. I have now read 3 or 4 stories & find them to be varied & interesting - a great contrast to upper class British dis-function.
I started at the back of the book & stand outs so far are a story about an Indian being "kidnapped" by a katschina spirit - or is she kidnapped? & a bitter story about a soldier returned, injured & penniless, at the end of the c
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Nick
Jul 06, 2011 Nick rated it liked it
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This is an interesting anthology, showing off examples of western fiction written by women. The contribution of women to this field is often overlooked, and this anthology is very educational. Some of the stories were excellent, and it included works by writers I had previously overlooked entirely. On the other hand, it reminded me of why I didn't care for a couple of the included writers. Still, it was worth reading, and there are a few real treats in the book.
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Oct 17, 2013 Brianne rated it really liked it
Romantic and achy and lovely. So many emotions in such short stories in such a short book.
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