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Time it Never Rained

Kelton, Elmer

ISBN 10: 0385050755 / ISBN 13: 9780385050753
Published by Doubleday & Co., New York, 1973
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover in VG+ condition, spine is slightly cocked, head and foot of spine are bumped, signed by author on ffep and owner's name in ink on the front paste down. DJ is in VG condition, edges are lightly worn, corner inch tear at the top near flap fold and light soiling on the front and back. DJ is wrapped in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 00813Ke-jg

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Title: Time it Never Rained

Publisher: Doubleday & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

"The Time It Never Rained was inspired by actual events, when the longest and most severe drought in living memory pressed ranchers and farmers to the outer limits of courage and endurance."―Elmer Kelton

Rio Seco was too small to afford a professional manager for its one-room Chamber of Commerce.

And Rio Seco, meaning "dry river" in Spanish, symbolizes the biggest enemy of the ranchers and farmers in 1950s Texas, an enemy they can't control: drought. To cranky Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a battle that he must fight on his own grounds. Refusing the questionable "assistance" of federal aid programs and their bureaucratic regulations, Charlie and his family struggle to make the ranch survive until the time it rains again―if it ever rains again.

Charlie Flagg, among the strongest of Elmer Kelton's memorable creations, is no pasteboard hero. He is courageous and self-sufficient but as real as his harsh and unforgiving West Texas home country. His battle with an unfathomable foe is the stuff of epics and legends.

About the Author:

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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