The Way West

A Novel

Guthrie, A. B.

Book - 2002
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Way West
An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With THE WAY WEST, he pays homage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.

Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin,, 2002
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 0618154620
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gut
Characteristics: large print,rda
340 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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Mar 22, 2015
  • JackPurcell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Those who loved The Big Sky, one of the best fiction books ever written about US western expansion, will be glad for this sequel with Dick Summers as a centerpiece. But if you haven't read The Big Sky I'd suggest reading it before reading the sequel.


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