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Title:
Strange company
Author:
Conley, Robert J.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2002.

©1991
Physical Description:
216 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786243020
Format :
Book

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Robert J. Conley was born in 1940 in Cushing Oklahoma. He is a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. He is noted for depictions of precontact and historical Cherokee figures. He is known for a series of books called the Real People Series. The sixth of the series, The Dark Island (1996) won the Spur Award for best Western novel in 1995. He has also won two other Spur Awards, in 1988 for the short story "Yellow Bird", and in 1992 for the novel Nickajack. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Dhu Walker and Ben Lacey are two ex-Union soldiers who were mistreated in a Confederate POW camp by Reb captain Harm Early. Once free, the two former prisoners seek revenge against Early, who, as the war ends, steals a shipment of gold. The pair enlists the aid of a half-dozen Indian braves and a farm family to assault the well-armed Early and his gang. One of the most dependable authors working in the western genre, Conley once again elevates a fairly routine plot with quirky, often surprising characters. Heartily recommended. ~--Wes Lukowsky