The Big Sky Author:A.B. Guthrie, Jr. THE BEST NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN WEST, — as chosen by members of the Western Literature Association — ?Guthrie is a marrow-deep American writer, on of the best our country has produced. No one has ever written better of the fibrous men who wrestled a giant land.?--New York Times Book Review — Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big S... more »ky is the first of A.B. Guthrie's epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. The Big Sky introduced Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life andaa longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love. With The Big Sky, Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life.
A.B. Guthrie, Jr., lived much of his life in Montana. He is the author of numerous books, including six Big Sky novels, as well as the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film Shane. He received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Way West. Guthrie, who died in 1991, is honored for his contribution to literature and his timeless portrayal of the American West.« less