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“Hard Country is the evocation of real people in a real land. McGarrity is an accomplished storyteller, and he writes with clarity, perception, and authenticity. Those who read this novel will find it engaging, and they will come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Old West and of the part it played in forging the American imagination.” — N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize winning author of House Made of Dawn, The Way to Rainy Mountain, In the Bear’s House, and others.
Great read of history of family settling the southwest enduring typical hardships & lifestyle.Published 5 days ago by tx phone chick
one of the great classic reads of our time. Full of insight from the early settlers, of the southwest from the 1800's up until World War I...Its just a great read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by book/game lover
An engaging read for fans of the western settlement of the U.S. territory. A good blend of fiction woven around actual historical events.Published 2 months ago by Kurt Heater
This is a sweeping saga of the Old West, wild treacherous New Mexico after the Civil War and the struggles and triumphs of the Kerney family. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amy Roberts
I'm 3 chapters in and done. "Show, don't tell" seems a concept foreign to McGarrity. The pace felt very uneven - he spends 12 pages telling us about Mary's mental state... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Half Human This Time
Read the 2 Trilogy books before you start the Kerney books. These set the back ground for the family.Published 4 months ago by Ira Shipley
Caveat--reading it right now. Has a lot of that Lonesome Dove feel to it or Harry Combs' Cat Brules style. This is a Kerney prequel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bob HYN