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The Homesman
by Glendon Swarthout


Overview - Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early frontier life through the eyes of one extraordinary woman.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early frontier life through the eyes of one extraordinary woman.
IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, "The Homesman" is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A homesman must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures.
In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout s novel won both the Western Writers of America s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make "The Homesman" as moving and believable as it is unforgettable."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781501102875
  • ISBN-10: 1501102877
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 248


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