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The Resource Backlands : a novel of the American west, Michael McGarrity

Backlands : a novel of the American west, Michael McGarrity

Label
Backlands : a novel of the American west
Title
Backlands
Title remainder
a novel of the American west
Statement of responsibility
Michael McGarrity
Title variation
Back lands
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An expansive, epic tale like Philipp Meyer's The Son, and in the wonderful storyteller vein of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, McGarrity's Backlands showcases his keen eye for historical detail, awe-inspiring scenery, and the bitter harshness of life on the last vestiges of the twentieth-century frontier West. Michael McGarrity returns with the second installment of his sweeping, richly authentic New York Times bestselling American West trilogy set in the raw, untrammeled New Mexico backlands during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II. Hard Country, the first novel in the Kerney family trilogy and the debut prequel to his national bestselling Kevin Kerney crime novels, was critically acclaimed for its authentic, gritty realism; its sprawling, engrossing story; and its compelling, engaging characters. An instant hit on several national bestseller lists, Hard Country continues to attract an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, booksellers, and readers. Backlands continues the story of Patrick Kerney; his ex-wife, Emma; and their young son, Matthew, shortly after the tragic battlefield death of their eldest son, CJ, at the end of World War I. Scarred by the loss of an older brother he idolized, estranged from a father he barely knows, and deeply troubled by the failing health of a mother he adores, eight-year-old Matthew is suddenly and irrevocably forced to set aside his childhood and take on responsibilities far beyond his years. When the world spirals into the Great Depression and drought settles like a plague over the nation, Matt must abandon his own dreams to salvage the Kerney ranch. Plunged into a deep trough of dark family secrets, hidden crimes, broken promises, and lies, Matt must struggle to survive on the unforgiving, sun-blasted, drought-stricken Tularosa Basin"--
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Summary
Catapulted into early adulthood after the death of an older brother he idolized, eight-year-old Matthew Kerney assumes difficult responsibilities to save the family ranch against a backdrop of the Great Depression and a drought-stricken Tularosa Basin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304576
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C36359
LC item number
B33 2014b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Thorndike Press large print core
  • Kerney family trilogy
Series volume
[2]
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the American west
Label
Backlands : a novel of the American west, Michael McGarrity
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Publication
Note
Series information from NoveList
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 671-673)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247024
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
677 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466525
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn872412392
  • (OCoLC)872412392
Label
Backlands : a novel of the American west, Michael McGarrity
Publication
Note
Series information from NoveList
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 671-673)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247024
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
677 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466525
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn872412392
  • (OCoLC)872412392

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