HOW MANY MILES TO SUNDOWN by Patricia Beatty

HOW MANY MILES TO SUNDOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Parker Quiney and Nate Graber retrace the steps that took them A Long Way to Whiskey Creek (KR, 1971) -- this time in a futile search for Nate's wisdom-bringer father and accompanied, or rather pulled along by, Parker's gumptiony sister Beulah Land Quiney and her pet longhorn Travis. Beatty still turns a pretty fair tale, though this time it isn't necessary to wait for the wrap-up background notes to recognize the traveling circus bicyclist, Billy the Kid McCarty, and titanic Major Ella Gordon as just the sort of old-time Southwest folks Beatty delights in resurrecting. Nevertheless, the company of horsesensical, determined Beeler Quiney makes covering the same territory a second time an unexpected pleasure.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1974
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Morrow