Historical fiction based in the Big Bend of Texas in the 1880s featuring John Ringo, Wyatt Earp, Apache woman warrior Lozen, Buffalo Soldiers, Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Girl, a beer-drinking goat, and others in this often violent but exciting landscape along the untamed Texas frontier.
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Award-winning journalist Allan C. Kimball is also the author of the travel guides Big Bend Guide and Fun Wit the Family in Texas; and the historical novel The Legend of Fort Leaton.Review:
ELMER KELTON (America's Greatest Western Novelist): The characters are all quirky and larger than life. Excellent. --Elmer Kelton
ROBERT M. UTLEY (America's Greatest Western Historian): Very good indeed. A fine novel. --Robert M. Utley
RICHARD D. JENSEN in ROUND-UP (The magazine of the Western Writers of America): The torch is passed to a new generation. A writer with the gift of pathos, and an eye for detail, capable of bringing to life memorable characters that are both heroic and fallible, Allan C. Kimball stands toe-to-toe and eye-to-eye with Larry McMurtry and Elmer Kelton in this compilation of his trilogy of tales that are set in the Big Bend region of Texas. Following the adage of let the terrain dictate, Kimball uses his encyclopedic knowledge of the history and geography of that rugged landscape to bring his stories to life. Filled with real-life historical figures Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp, and even a fictional Texas Ranger named Joaquin Jaxon modeled after modern day Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson, and fictional characters such as Ethan Allan Twobears and Dutch, the saloonkeeper, and some memorable women as well, Kimball weaves a tale that rings true and leaves the reader feeling as if he has ridden through the terrain and encountered these people and these places. As delightful a historical novel as has come along in decades, Rainbows Wait for Rain is, one hopes, only the beginning for Kimball. The big New York houses would do well to drop some of their repetitive pulpsters and latch onto Kimball with both hands. --Round-Up Magazine
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Book Description Sun Country Publications, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Mark Kneeskern (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0964940795
Book Description Sun Country Publications, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110964940795
Book Description Sun Country Publications, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 400 pages. 8.10x5.40x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0964940795