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Title:
Reason & riots
Author:
Bly, Stephen A., 1944-2011.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
236 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781581344349
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Book

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When a boy is killed by a breakaway rail car, Jolie Bowers's compulsion to control is stretched to the limit.The homesteaders of western Nebraska threaten to retaliate against the railroad. And this is only the beginning. In the midst of teaching school, preparing for her wedding, and dealing with the violent reaction to the railroad accident, Jolie finds herself facing trouble from all sides. Mr. Avery shows up with legal papers demanding a return of the family homestead. Jolie's father, Matthew Bowers, is trying to pull together enough money to build the family the first house they've ever owned. Her mother, Lissa Bowers, is injured in a dynamite blast, and her sixteen-year-old brother decides to get married. Her little sister Essie's sweetheart, Leppy Verdue, is sentenced to be hanged, and fourteen-year-old Gibson is sidelined with the chicken pox in the hunt for an escaped criminal. Some would be depressed and crushed, but for Jolie it is a test of endurance and faith. And for the first time in her life, she doesn't know how things will end.


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)


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