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Virgin River (Skye's West #16)

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This is the sixteenth novel in Richard S. Wheeler's long-running series about Barnaby Skye, the British seaman who carves out an amazing life for himself in the North American Wilderness, along with his wives and his ugly, cantankerous horse, Jawbone.

In Virgin River, the famed mountain man and his two wives, Victoria of the Crows and Mary of the Shoshones, take a party of
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Forge Books (first published March 4th 2008)
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Ok western; one of his Barnaby Skye novels where he leads a group of "consumptives" to Mormon Utah.
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Shelves: westerns
Great story about "lungers" and their trip west. Does not have a happy ending.
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This was a very unusual book about the Mormon emigration to the West and the ensuing "war" with the United States. There's a surprise ending which I won't give away. Interesting, thought-provoking, disturbing plot!
May 03, 2010 Irene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
a tale of a treck to UT to save the lives of children in 1857. this made this reader angry but yet understand that TB is easliy transmitted. A sad story
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

There are other authors with this name. One writes Marine Corps history. Another, Civil War history. Another writes in the political sciences.

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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Skye's West (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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