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Date:
May 15, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
This event happens every third Wednesday of the month.
Location:
Taylor Community Library
Address:
12303 Pardee
Taylor, MI 48180
Contact:
(734) 287-4840
Cost:
Free of charge
"The Homesman" by Glendon Swarthout
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Adult Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book discussion for adults. This month we will be discussing: "The Homesman" by Glendon Swarthout.

Description for "The Homesman" by Glendon Swarthout:
The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A “homesman” must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures.

In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.