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Calamity Jane: How The West Began by [Ney, Bryan]

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Ney's debut historical novel depicts the adventures of a teenaged Calamity Jane.... After migrating west from Missouri during the Civil War, the Canary family has fallen on hard times; Jane's father has become an alcoholic gambler, and her mother has turned to prostitution to help support the family. Jane--at fifteen, the family's eldest child--is determined to do what she can to help her family and new community. Although she's a crack shot, hunting rabbits isn't enough to feed the family, so she dips her toes in endeavors as diverse as faro dealing and nursing. This coming-of-age tale wouldn't be enough to support an entire novel, so Ney introduces a crime plot inspired by the real-life case of Henry Plummer, who was said to have led a gang of outlaws...Well situated in the tradition of frontier town novels, such as Jack Schaefer's "Shane"...A light, fun, and atavistic Western novel! -Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Bryan Ney has had a harmless obsession with 1860's Montana since he found a copy of Vigilante Days and Ways at a Hollywood used bookstore in the 1990s. Probably he was drawn to the story by the same interest in justice that made him a member of his hospital's bioethics committee for two decades and more. Seeing an opportunity to rectify what seemed to be universal ignorance of this episode, Dr. Ney did what anyone in Malibu would do in this situation-he spent twenty years off and on writing a spec screenplay, naturally with the doctor as the protagonist. That never quite worked, so finally he hit upon the idea of writing Calamity Jane in as the main character, though she had come to the area a few months after the vigilante episode in historical fact. He also changed from screenplay to a novel, as no one ever reads spec screenplays anyway. Dr. Ney now dreams of retiring so that he may enjoy a second career banging out sequels in his local Starbucks. Since its release, Calamity Jane has been honored as a finalist in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and the Rossetti Book Awards.

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  • File Size: 321 KB
  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1976794722
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (January 7, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 7, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078WG2WJ3
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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