The Smiling Country
By (author) Elmer Kelton
Smiling Country by Elmer Kelton
Book DescriptionIn the 1978 novel, "The Good Old Boys", Hewey Calloway is a "fiddle-footed" cowboy, roaming from job to job and facing an uncertain future as he grows older. His brother, Walter, married and settled down to hard-scrabble farming, wants Huey to do the same. Eve, Walter's wife, clearly disapproves of Hewey and fears his influence on her two sons, who idolize their uncle. Snort Yarnell, another cowboy, wants Hewey to join him in driving horses to Southwest Texas, work in Mexico, and live free. And then there's Spring Renfro, who loves Hewey and wants a home of her own. In the end, even for Spring, Hewey can't bring himself to abandon the free life. Actor/director Tommy Lee Jones made a memorable TV movie from the book. Twenty years later, in this sequel, Elmer Kelton brought Hewey back, older, wiser, and badly banged up trying to break a renegade bronc. His wandering days are over because of his injuries, because of fences that cut up the range, because of trucks and automobiles. But how will Hewey handle the new circumstances of his life? And how will Spring react to his return? Readers who fell in love with Hewey will delight in seeing him back and following his new and different adventures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875653280
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elmer Kelton
Badger Boy and the Way of the Coyote, Paperback / softback (May 2015)
Both books were originally published by Forge in 2001.
Pumpkin Rollers and the Buckskin Line, Paperback (April 2015)
When Trey McLean leaves his family and sets off to learn the cattleman's trade, he's as green as they come. But Trey learns fast. He learns deceit from a con man, and love when he meets the woman he's destined to marry.
Readwest, Paperback / softback (July 2014)» View all books by Elmer Kelton
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Author Biography - Elmer Kelton
ELMER KELTON is the author of over forty novels, published over the last fifty years, all dealing with Texas and the West.
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