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The Indian Lover: A Novel
With a sweeping sense of history and landscape that contributed to making Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove a classic, and the precise sense of character and passion that made Cold Mountain so successful, Garth Murphy has written a brilliant saga about California in its last days as part of Mexico, and about the lives of those caught up in this moment of historical high drama ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 20th 2007 by Simon Schuster
(first published 2002)
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I live in No. County and spend a good bit of time in Warner Springs Ranch. The book is set in San Diego County in the mid 1800's. The mexicans and americans are fighting for lands that belong to the indians. The indians are trying desperately to get along with everyone and still keep hold of what has always been theirs. I cried at the end.
Jul 27, 2012 Dawn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in history of California or a good love story
I was quickly entranced by the historical details and beautiful descriptions of the land and life in southern California before it was annexed to the United States. The author created a believable and endearing cast of characters and a story that was engaging and made it hard to put the book down. As the story progressed, I cared more and more about the fate of the main characters, much as the protagonist, Bill Marshall, did with the Cupa Indians. The author did a great job of avoiding hackneyed ...more
Jun 07, 2008 Janet rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: San Diegans
Recommended to Janet by: The author!
We visit Warner Springs about once a month and were fortunate enough to hear the author speak about this book. This is an interesting story of some key figures in the history of the area and was especially meaningful because I have been to nearly every setting in the story.