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An anthology of traditional and contemporary western short stories where the characters are lain bare.

Feel the pain of a young Japanese girl who comes home from an internment camp after World War II and learns it’s easier to go with the flow than to fight the current.

Struggle with an expectant mother on the cold winter prairie while she waits for her husband to come home
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Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published May 12th 2016 by AIW Press
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Nancy H Vest
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This anthology of traditional and modern western short stories was an enjoyable way to relax before bed for several nights in a row. The stories varied in length and complexity, but I could easily finish one per night except for one story that I split into two or three readings. I like that there was a mix of locales and time periods, and that they weren't your stereotypical western stories. I was sad when I finished the book, sad that there weren't more stories. To me, that's the sign of a wort ...more
Mae Clair
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this collection of stories which ranged from modern times to the early days of the Old West. Each author puts their own twist on the setting with stories and characters that come vibrantly to life. There is something for everyone here…a murder mystery, romance, supernatural elements, family complications, all in a western setting. What a treasure! A quick read that is highly enjoyable.
Randy Daugherty
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Unshod is a collection of short stories of the west. From modern times to the days of the old west, you will find something in here that strikes a chord.
The stories are interesting and entertaining and perhaps a couple even have a moral, I enjoyed this quick read.
Gina Smith
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collection of short stories. The book opens with a young girl returning to her childhood home from three years ago and meeting the current occupants. It also includes stories about life in the wilderness during a big snowstorm, deaths during a blue moon and the bond between two sisters. I especially enjoyed the story of a woman trying to find out more about her Navajo roots who, becomes stranded in the desert and then meets a Navajo ghost. I highly recommend this entertaining, quick ...more
Barbara Collins
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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easy read
great Western stories
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Jan Morrill was born and (mostly) raised in California. Her mother, a Buddhist Japanese American, was an internee at Tule Lake and Topaz during World War II. Her father, a Southern Baptist redhead of Irish descent, retired from the Air Force.

Her award-winning historical fiction, The Red Kimono,(University of Arkansas Press, 2013) and other short stories and memoir essays, reflect growing up in a m
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