Search Results: "Richard S. Wheeler"


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FLINT'S TRUTH by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Wheeler (see above) is a master both of frontier detail and the fine points of newspapering, while his storytelling is not likely to upset parents nervous about jalape§o in the guacamole."
Middle entry in a welcome Western trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997), to be followed by Flint's Honor, about frontier journalist Sam Flint, who in Gift was seduced into starting up The Payday Pioneer in Payday, Arizona. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S HONOR by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1999

"Henry Jackson Stoddard and includes Stoddard's ties to Sam Clemens, a fellow Gold Rush reporter who went on to greater things."
The dizzyingly prolific Wheeler's thirtysomethingth novel, windup to the trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997) and Flint's Truth (1998), which is at heart a saga about western journalism in the 19th century. Read full book review >

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DOWNRIVER by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Let Forge paint Skye with a golden sunset."
Well-loved western writer Wheeler takes a big grip on afflictions of the heart in each outing, as he does here in this 44th in over 30 years and the 12th in his Barnaby Skye series—which must be heading for the barn soon with Skye entering late middle age in chilly recent titles like Dark Passage and Going Home (2000). Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARROW by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Many of the characters are paper-thin, and the prose no better than serviceable, but Wheeler's sense of setting and of history is powerful, and he has a fine command of pace."
Fourteenth in Wheeler's western saga featuring mountain man Barnaby Skye (The Deliverance, 2003). Read full book review >

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CASHBOX by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A vivid portrait of the life and death of a frontier town, but its citizens never become more than standard genre characters."
The author of the paperback series Skye's West brings a small Montana mining town to life and tells the story of its citizens' pursuit of their dreams. ``Cashbox. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S GIFT by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The Flint series will be a welcome addition to the reading lists of younger western fans, and a happy find for all those who prefer more traditional forms of the genre."
The first volume of an emerging trilogy tracing the adventures of Sam Flint, intrepid frontier newspaperman. Read full book review >

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THE DELIVERANCE by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Pages strong as sun-hardened adobe."
Thirteenth in the Barnaby Skye series, famed for its saddle-creaking realism and style tight as set type. Read full book review >

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THE BUFFALO COMMONS by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Thrumming at an appreciably deeper level of feeling than ever before, Wheeler should attract fresh readers."
Multipublishable Montanan Wheeler, who apparently writes with three hands at once (over 30 novels, and see below), and who won the Spur Award for Sierra (1996), now gets doubly serious in treating a controversial modern subject: Laslo Honorey, a zillionaire, wants to defeat the spread of agribusiness on the High Plains and—along with federal regulators and environmentalists—nationalize thousands of miles of grasslands and rebuild them as buffalo grazing grounds (a "buffalo commons"). Read full book review >

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GOING HOME by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"The kind of writing that leaves you feeling much smarter than a mere mortal."
Eleventh in the Western series featuring legendary mountain man Barnaby Skye, by the glorious Wheeler, who has published over 30 richly researched regional novels. Read full book review >

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SUN MOUNTAIN by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1999

"Vastly well researched and understated throughout."
The staggeringly prolific Wheeler (Aftershocks, 1999, etc.) returns with a memoir, begun on January 1, 1900, of the Comstock Lode as told by reporter Henry Jackson Stoddard at an elderly 61—an age not many men reached in his day. Read full book review >

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THE FIELDS OF EDEN by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A kaleidoscope of fact and fiction that touches on some underexplored historical backwaters."
The latest historical western from the Wheeler (Masterson, 1999, etc.) heads out and up to the Oregon frontier in the 1840s. Read full book review >

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GOLDFIELD by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, he tells a crisp story that packs an undeniable punch—as in this well- constructed, large-scale American historical."
Wheeler's forte is big, character-rich tales of the last days of the West (Cashbox, 1994, etc.), and this one—his 29th novel—is no exception. Read full book review >