(ROMANCE suspense, clean) Winner: 2016 International Book Award, 2016 Laramie Award finalist, Literary Classics Seal of Approval. A strong woman and a Latino man, each searching for missing family members, clash amid a Nevada silver rush scheme that leaves both unsure who to trust—and scrambling to stay alive. What if you came home after a journey and your family was gone, someone else was living in your house—and trying to kill you? Is the killer her ally or her enemy?The writing comes from intimate knowledge of the era and area. Having lived off the land, Wilcox depended on his wit, grit, and strength—and that of his animals—for survival, just as these characters do. Wilcox and Beckstrand weave authentic detail, care for the territory and its creatures, and folksy vernacular into a mystery that will make your heart pound and fill your lungs with the rarefied air of the old Sierra Nevada Mountains. Stand alone.Comes with additional short story. Diverse characters, safe for family (ages 14 & up), 54,000 words, female protagonist, Latino character, American Indian. Simultaneously published as To Swallow the Earth (New Adult survival/suspense, YA thriller - western, also an ebook—soon a graphic novel and audiobook). Premio Publishing (signed books, worldwide rights © 2015) PremioPublishing, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett, Ingram. Written by Ransom Wilcox (Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California) and Karl Beckstrand (Anna's Prayer), cover by Mike Condie. LCCN: 2015937400, FIC027270, FIC027230, FIC027110, FIC022070, FIC002000, FIC030000, FIC033000, FIC056000, FIC059000, JUV001010, JUV002000, JUV028000, JUV029000, ISBN: 978-0692426777
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Karl Beckstrand (Author)
Karl Beckstrand is a freckle-faced author of fourteen books and more than 40 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism fro...
Ransom Wilcox (Author)
Ransom "Doc" Wilcox was born in Taber, Alberta, Canada, in 1907 to David Adrian and Agnes Southworth Wilcox. He was the sixth of seven children. Because Rance was sickly, it was suggested that the family move to California. The family was part of ...