Debut Western Rides Hard Across Arizona Territory

Glorious-by-Jeff-GuinnJeff Guinn’s Glorious: A Novel of the American West is the old story of plucky pioneers defending themselves against a ruthless rancher; but then so was Shane. Guinn’s debut novel isn’t Shane, but it’s authentic and compelling, with vivid characters and a fine circular structure that places luckless Cash McLendon on the opposite side of his tragic past.

From the rigors of stagecoach travel to the challenges of life in an Arizona mining camp, the details are riveting, and while the ending seems contrived, the author’s promise that we’ll see more of McLendon has this reviewer eager to see where he goes next.

 

–Loren Estleman, author of Ragtime Cowboys

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