When Martin Hasford marched off to fight in the War Between the States, he left his wife and children behind to care for their small Arkansas farm. Awaiting her husband's return, Ora and her children faced deprivation, theft, and two invading armies that brought war to their doorstep.
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Douglas C. Jones was a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, as well as the recipient of their Owen Wister Award of Lifetime Achievement. A native of Arkansas, Jones died in 1998.Review:
"Elkhorn Tavern is undoubtedly Douglas Jones's finest novel. The characters are unforgettable, the atmosphere wonderfully detailed, the action and suspense skillfully maintained."
-Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
"Elkhorn Tavern has the beauty of Shane and the elegiac dignity of Red River without the false glamour or sentimentality of those classic Western films... Mr. Jones is at home among the ridges and hardwoods of a frontier valley... He holds us still and compels us to notice what we live in."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Douglas C. Jones writes what might be called historical novels, but they are much more than that. They are stirring word pictures of the way things really were in this country not so long ago... Elkhorn Tavern is even better than the books that preceded it."
"Jones is a meticulous craftsman whose dialects, dialogues, settings and sayings seem so right and natural that one has the satisfying feeling of having read a novel without one false note."
-San Francisco Sunday Examiner
"A fine, uncompromising, unusually angled piece of Civil War fiction-from a master of gritty historical[s]."
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030509262
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030509262
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030509262
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