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The Homesman - A Novel

Glendon Swarthout

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IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county's men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures. In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout's novel won both the Western Writers of America's Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author's son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn's discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Candace Thaxton

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:17:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:05:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:17:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:21:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:18:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:12