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Title:
Shadow Valley rising : a western story
Author:
Overholser, Stephen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2002.
Physical Description:
235 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780786232666
Format :
Book

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Angola Public Library X Adult Fiction Western
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Concord Library X Adult Fiction Western
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Kenmore Library X Adult Fiction Western
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Summary

Summary

The diaries of Ella Mae Campbell were found in a steel strongbox stamped Colorado Fuel and Iron when the First Brethren Church in Denver was raised. This is the story of a young girl taken captive by marauding Indians.


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Booklist Review

July 1860. A wagon train moves eastward from Missouri to Denver, Colorado. Indians break into camp in the dead of night, and young Ella Mae Campbell is spirited away. Enraged, her father leads the charge to get her back and runs right into an ambush. It is left to the Reverend Peter Howells, the wagon train's spiritual guide, to find the girl. All that happens in the first couple of chapters; this is an epic-sized story (Ella's travels eventually take her to Denver, where she gets mixed up with a group of secessionists) told, unfortunately, in a distinctly nonepic style. It's a solid, serviceable western, following the conventions of the genre, and it will please those who respond to the familiar formulas. But those first few chapters promised so much more: a sprawling, glorious, rich saga on the scale and with the moral complexity of Lonesome Dove. --David Pitt


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