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Bowie's Mine

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Daniel Provost is the son of a farmer. Living up to his father's high standards for the farm is very hard work, but his life is basically comfortable and a loving woman is waiting to become his wife.

When a well-traveled stranger, bearing a story of Jim Bowie's legendary silver mine, appears at the farm, Daniel might just throw away everything for the chance at adventure he
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 14th 2003 by Forge Books (first published May 12th 1971)
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John
Mar 17, 2014 John rated it liked it
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I read Bowie’s Mine because I once met Elmer Kelton and thought that he was kind and hilarious (plus, I’ve read just a couple of his other books--which were good) and because I grew up hearing the legends about Jim Bowie’s mine around the San Saba mission and presidio, since I was raised in that area. I figured that Bowie’s Mine would be pretty mindless, western pulp, but I thought that it would be fun to read anyway.

It was. The book is pretty mindless. It was very clearly flawed--no nearly one
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A western without a gunfight between good guy, bad guy, yet it works. It's a search for a treasure of silver (not gold).
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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and ...more
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