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Subject: A.B. Guthrie, Jr.
Date Posted: 10/28/2008 9:52 AM ET
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Has anyone read the books The Big Sky or The Way West by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.? I just got both books. I believe that The Way West is the sequel of The Big Sky, and I think there are three more books in the series. Guthrie is a Pulitzer Prize winner, and these books are recommended by Wallace Stegner, whom I love, so I'm hoping they will be very good reads. They certainly sound good!

Has anyone read the whole series, or, any of them?

The Big Sky -  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780618154630-The+Big+Sky

The Way West - http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780618154623-The+Way+West

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Date Posted: 10/28/2008 10:43 AM ET
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Those are familiar - I think I must have seen them when I was looking for books for my MIL.  Unfortunately, I never saw any of those books again so I don't know if she read them or if I bought them!

She was in her 80's then but could still read and had said she liked westerns.  Wish I could help more :)

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 2:13 PM ET
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I have The Way West on my shelf. http://www.paperbackswap.com/members/bookshelf.php?sby=title&l=50&ls=50  I read a zillion years ago, but I don't remember much about it, other than they made it into a movie.

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I'm not familiar with them, vy sorry...

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 9:55 AM ET
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His books seem to get favorable reviews, and I enjoy well written books about the West. Books like Lonesome Dove! I'm really more interested in the second book which covers the Oregon Trail, but I can't stand to read books out of order, so I'll have to read the first book too. I doubt I'll read the rest of the series, unless the first two books are excellent.