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My Name Is a Knife

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Following on All True Not a Lie in It , her brilliant, award-winning first novel, Alix Hawley brings us the dramatic end of fabled frontiersman Daniel Boone's story--a heartbreaking and powerful imagining of a crucial period in North American history.

The truth of it is that Daniel Boone, captured by the Shawnee, now the adopted son of a chief he respects and husband
Paperback, First Canadian Edition, 400 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Vintage Books Canada
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Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A perfect sequel! I loved getting to hear Rebecca’s voice and the return of old Boone too.
Cathryn Wellner
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The folk hero American children grow up knowing about is in for some expanded history in this novel by a talented Canadian writer. A sequel to her first book, All True and Not a Lie in It, this novel takes Boone from his escape from the Shawnees through his defense of the Boonesborough fort and on through his troubled last years. This is a Boone unlike the brave woodsman I grew up hearing about it. This one is rough, raw, flawed and torn between the life he knew with the Shawnee people and the ...more
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shimmering characters that reached deep down into my soul. Plenty of suspense and excitement coupled with intimate moments that revealed prickly emotions like jealousy, love, revenge and ambition. It may be a period piece but I found myself relating to these timeless emotions. Daniel and Rebecca will be with me for a long while. Each has a humor that I rarely encounter in books I read nowadays. I found myself laughing and then in the next moment I was on the edge of my seat. And the moment after ...more
Richard Burrage
Aug 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Rarely in my experience have I found myself so uninterested in what happens in a story as I did with this one. Without spoiling anything since I decided not to bother finishing this book after 150 pages, the story jumps in about halfway through a larger story which clearly began in the author's previous book "All true, not a lie in it". Why the author, or more likely the publisher, chose not to release the whole thing together as a single book is a mystery, if you choose to ignore the financial ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this book as a Christmas present, and when I realized it was a sequel, got the first book (All True, Ain't a Lie In It) from the library so I could have the whole story. I shouldn't have bothered. I know some people really liked them, but they just weren't my cup of tea.
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