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Buell Journey to the White Clouds

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"For Fans Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, and Johnny D. Boggs

Buell opens with a death threat and ends with a promise of a new life. In between, Buell Mace, a confused and guilt-ridden young man, longs to be loved but fears affection more than death."

469 pages, Hardcover

First published July 9, 2015

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Wallace J. Swenson

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June 15, 2016
Kind of little house on the prairie meets big valley meets the shootest. I would have given 3 stars, but got interested in how it would all turn out. Was not disappointed.
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April 9, 2019
Long time since reading a western, and I'm glad I tried this one. Interesting characters and story but the ending felt rushed (and kind of tacked on).
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March 11, 2017
Probably deserves 4 stars. I didn't know it was part of a trilogy and disappointed that the story didn't stand alone better, especially the open-ended conclusion. Mid-18th century in the Nebraska territories we read tales about Carlisle from the point of view of Paul Steele and his son Simon. At odds with relatives, dirt poor until the town drunk gives them seed money to open a business. That's the kind of headscratchers you read here, never getting the back story until later. Motives are mysterious and you often get the feeling something bad is being set up, yet the narrative about life on the plains lumbers on and you wonder if it really is going anywhere. Eventually things do happen but not what I anticipated. We reach what seems like an ending yet the story keeps going creating chaos and setting up a sequel, costing it a 4th star in my mind.
June 22, 2022
Really good book! Kept me engaged and the ending was not expected. Good story and characters. Will look for more books by this author
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