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The Weight of Smoke (In the Land of Whispers)

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'[The Weight of Smoke is] an excellent evocation of the beginnings of the Jamestown Colony. And, in a broader sense, it is a story of the Europeans encountering full-face the might of the American wilderness and the peoples who inhabited it.'-- Larry McMurtry.

Four hundred years ago, a band of English adventurers landed on Virginia's shores. Dreaming of riches while pleadi
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by McPherson
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The Weight of Smoke is the first in a trilogy of novels by George Robert Minkoff which fictionalize Captain John Smith’s action-packed and (possibly) self-aggrandizing memoir of life on the high seas – and practically everywhere else. “Weight of Smoke” deals primarily with Smith’s experiences at the founding of Jamestown, although the narrative contains many flashbacks which dip back into his adventurous past, including European wars, private duels and enslavement.

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George Robert Minkoff was raised on Long Island. He graduated from Clark University in 1965. For four decades he has been a noted antiquarian and rare book dealer living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and New York City. Mr. Minkoff began writing plays in the late 1960s, but a decade later the publisher of Putnam, William Targ, urged him instead to write novels. Inspired by one of his teen-aged ...more
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