The Heritage of the Desert

The Heritage of the Desert

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"John Hare came west from Connecticut looking for health and adventure. In the Utah desert he found both--and a woman he had never bargained for. The Mormons found him running for his life, only minutes ahead of a murderous band of rustlers who had pegged him for a spy. The Mormons let him join their party, pairing him with a half-Navajo beauty. 'Lay down with Mescal in the shadows,' the Mormon leader said. 'The rustlers will think you are sweethearts and pass you by.' It worked. It worked too well. The Mormons always did have a gift for prophecy...."--p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2009, c1977.
ISBN: 9780765363138
0765363135
Call Number: GREY
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Western fiction.
Utah -- Fiction.
Mormons -- Utah -- Fiction.
Deserts -- Utah -- Fiction.

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DAN F HAMMANG
Apr 01, 2018

You'll find heartfelt descriptions of the harsh, alluring deserts and canyons of Utah and Arizona. Originally published in 1910 the images still spring up with a vivid, crisp style that could only have been written by someone who had been there to be captivated by the stark beauty of it. The story is wrapped in the romance of the western tale of its time that gives glimpses of the goodness and perfidy of the people who lived there. Grey was a gifted author.

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