Western A Saga of the Great Plains Author:Frank Yerby The Old West lives again in Frank Yerby's stirring, passionate sage of Ethan Lovejoy, Harvard-educated Massachusetts Yankee who travels west to Kansas in 1866 to become a homesteader-and ultimately one of the biggest landholders in the state-and Anne Jeffreys, the woman he meets on the way and marries. — Ethan's intelligence and inventiveness bri... more »ng an early, deceptive success, but only after many lean years of struggle and tragedy is he able to enjoy it. Consumed by her love for Ethan and the harshness of prairie life, Anne struggles against madness. Ethan himself is haunted-obsessed by the brother he was forced to kill during the Civil War and by love for Nora Curtiss, a young Kansas schoolgirl.
Through this tale of love, honor and revenge, Yerby weaves, in his inimitable style, the history of the settlement of the American grasslands. His canvas is as broad as the prairie itself. His characters are vivid and varied-a gallery of the farmers, card sharks, blacksmiths, saloon keepers, and women who tamed the Great Plains.« less