Good book, the second in the Berrybender series, for readers that like Mc Murtry books. Not up to "Lonesome Dove" though
-Book 2 in the Berrybender Narratives.
There are 4 books total.
"Sin Killer", "The Wandering Hill", "By Sorrows River" and "Folly and Glory". Each a good read, as a set - "Excellent"
Took me awhile to get into this series, but it was Mcmurty all the way.
Excellent series by Larry McMurtry!
The 2nd of the Berrybender series. The Berrybender family is very colorful.
tasmin berrybender and her family trek on through the wwild west of thr 1830s america, and suffer the harsh realities of the untamed wildneress
The second of the Berrybender Narratives a series about the taming of the American West and the adventures of an English family following the crowd West.
The indefatable Tasmin Berrybender and her eccentric family trek on through the unexplored Wild West of 1830s America --and suffer the harsh realities of the untamed wilderness, including sickness, brutal violence and death, the desertion of trusted servants, and the increasing hardships of daily life in a land where survival is never certain. Filled with larger-tha-life figures such as Jim Bridger and Kit Carson.
My husband I both have read the entire Berrybender series. I took all the volumes on a recent vacation (long, long 18 hour flight to Johannesburg) and finished the set during the trip.
My husband and I have completely different tastes in books (he loves historical non-fiction, while I enjoy more contemporary books) but we both enjoyed the Berrybenders.
True to McMurtry, filled with drama, comedy and a little romance. This series left us wondering how anyone ever made it west alive. Be sure to read this series in order to get the most out of it. Similar in style, but different from the Lonesome Dove saga.
I have gotten so ingrossed in this series ... it takes you to another place and time in history. The characters are engaging, the story line, quirky, whacky, truthful and very engrossing. A must read - is the whole series, just can't just read one!
It just wasn't my kind of book.