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The long trail home
Bly, Stephen A., 1944-2011.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2002.

Physical Description:
279 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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War took a heavy toll on the Fortune family of Coryell County, Texas. They lost their ranch, mother and twin daughters died, and the family drifted north to the Black Hills to make a new life. All but Samuel, the middle son, who embarked on a life of lawlessness in the Indian Territory, robbing trains and freight companies, until he wound up in prison. Upon his release, broke and on foot in the wild country, Samuel found the way to escape the consequences of his past.

Author Notes

Stephen Bly was born August 17, 1944, Ivanhoe, California. Bly graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy from California State University, Fresno (1971). He was an American author who wrote over 100 books and many short stories, poems and articles. His books were primarily Western in genre. Bly's book, The Long Trail Home won the 2002 Christy Award in the Western Novel category.

Bly had many series that he wrote during his lifetime including: the Rivers of Arizona Series, the Stuart Brannon Western Series, the Lewis and Clark Squad Series and the Horse Dreams Series.

On June 9, 2011, Bly died at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a 5-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. At the time of his death, he was working on his last fiction book, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot. His wife, Janet, and three adult sons finished the novel for him; it was released in 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)