Boom times came to the forgotten little southwestern town of Chamisaville just as the rest of America was in the Great Depression. They came when a rattletrap bus loaded with stolen dynamite blew sky high, leaving behind a giant gushing hot spring. Within minutes, the town's wheeler-dealers had organized, and within a year, Chamisaville was flooded with tourists and pilgrims. The wheeler-dealers were rich -- and that was only the beginning . . .
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"John Nichols Has All Of Steinbeck's Gifts, the same overwhelming compassion for people, plus an even finer sense of humor, and the need to celebrate the cause and dignity of man....He has left as with a classic American trilogy for our time." -- Chicago Tribune
"A storyteller of uncommon wit and inventiveness."
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Nichols is a wise man who writes about human nature with a sense of humor and with delicate feeling."
-- Library JournalAbout the Author:
John Nichols's New Mexico trilogy, inaugurated in 1974 with the publication of The Milagro Beanfield War, has grown from regional stature to national appeal, from literary radicals to cult classics. Beloved for his compassionate, richly comic vision and admired for his insight into the cancer that accompanies unbridled progress, Nichols is the author of nine novels and six works of nonfiction. He lives in northern New Mexico.
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Book Description Ny Holt, 1978. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. OFFICEWW-Holt Rinehart Winston, FIRST EDITION of the trade quarto size PB. NEW, signed by John Nichols on the half title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # chElt25N11