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BY SORROW'S RIVER: Book Three of the Berrybender Narratives

BY SORROW'S RIVER: Book Three of the Berrybender Narratives

BY SORROW'S RIVER: Book Three of the Berrybender Narratives
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BY SORROW'S RIVER: Book Three of the Berrybender Narratives

by McMurtry, Larry

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. The third of four novels comprising the Berrybinder Narratives which tells the story of a hunting expedition that lasted several years and traveled through much of the Great Plains towards Santa Fe. The hunting party is led by the beautiful and determined Tasmin Berrybinder, one of McMurtry's most memorable female characters. First Edition, First Printing with complete numberline. About 6 1`/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 347 pages bound in tan paper-covered boards with green backstrip with gold lettering on spine. The dustjacket's front panel shows a painting of an Indian encampment in the Rocky Mountains, Title and author are in black lettering are on upper half of panel. Back panel contains blurbs praising the first two novels of series. Tiny dent in upper edge of front board and single tiny dark mark on front edge of text. No other noticeable or significant flaws or damage in the book or dj.


In this tale of high-spirited and terrifying adventure, set against the background of the West that Larry McMurtry has made his own, By Sorrow's River is an epic in its own right, with an extraordinary young woman as its leading figure. At the heart of this third volume of his Western saga remains the beautiful and determined Tasmin Berrybender, now married to the "Sin Killer" and mother to their young son, Monty. By Sorrow's River continues the Berrybender party's trail across the endless Great Plains of the West toward Santa Fe, where they intend, those who are lucky enough to survive the journey, to spend the winter. They meet up with a vast array of characters from the history of the West: Kit Carson, the famous scout; Le Partezon, the fearsome Sioux war chief; two aristocratic Frenchmen whose eccentric aim is to cross the Great Plains by hot air balloon; a party of slavers; a band of raiding Pawnee; and many other astonishing characters who prove, once again, that the rolling, grassy plains are not, in fact, nearly as empty of life as they look. Most of what is there is dangerous and hostile, even when faced with Tasmin's remarkable, frosty sangfroid. She is one of the strongest and most interesting of Larry McMurtry's women characters, and is at the center of this powerful and ambitious novel of the West.


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BY SORROW'S RIVER: Book Three of the Berrybender Narratives
McMurtry, Larry
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Ameican western novel, modern novel, 19th century, western immigrants, young women, historical novel,

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