The Tale of Adaline Carson
By John Keeble
The action of this novel takes place in the West, but it is not a "Western"; and though its central focus is the life of Adaline Carson, daughter of the famed frontiersman Kit Carson, it is also not a biography. Set in the time of the California gold rush, it is a detailed and graphic elegy for America's wide-open plains, rivers, and mountains and the people who lived in and passed through them, for both good and ill.
The Appointment is a clear-eyed vision of how greed, love, frontier mastery and the beset Native tribes contended for control of this stupendous immensity, and how one young woman and her father were taken up in the resulting maelstrom that has become our history.
About the Author
"The Appointment takes us on a vivid and compelling, precisely rendered journey into Western history and lights up an underworld of interfamily responsibilities."—William Kittredge
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Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
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