Books by Earl Murray

THE RIVER AT SUNDOWN by Earl Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Though predictable and clichÇd, the story is relieved by some colorful frontier characters, accurate historical detail, and a good sense of post-war development in the Montana Territory."
This too-familiar tale by Murray (Flaming Sky, 1995, etc.) opens with the return of Isaac Porter from the blood and bitterness of the Civil War. Read full book review >
FLAMING SKY by Earl Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Murray's done his homework (a very limited bibliography is included), but western fiction aficionados will find this account of Custer's Last Stand naive and shopworn."
A sequel to Thunder in the Dawn (1993, not reviewed) offers yet another version of Custer's Last Stand, as told by a fictional white eyewitness. Read full book review >
SONG OF WOVOKA by Earl Murray
Released: July 1, 1992

"Murray (Blue Savage, 1985, etc.—not reviewed) makes an admirable attempt to portray a mystical worldview and his genuine feeling for the Lakota—but faulty pacing, graceless prose, and a perversely happy ending dominate."
Set 20 years after Dances With Wolves (with which it aspires to be compared), this flatly written novel of the Lakota nation and the Ghost Dance religion has some documentary interest but little charm. Read full book review >