The Resource Wide open, Larry Bjornson

Wide open, Larry Bjornson

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Wide open
Title
Wide open
Statement of responsibility
Larry Bjornson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father's fortune. Idolizing cowboys, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene's exotic Texastown district -- a powder keg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired Wild Bill Hickok to police it. Still, Abilene boils with deep divisions between cattlemen and farmers. Then Will's father reveals a secret that challenges Abilene's future and makes the Merritts outcasts
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Title
Wide open
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Summary
"Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father's fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene's exotic Texastown district--a powder keg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West's most famousgunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will's best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will's father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene's future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill's tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything--his family, his friends, and the only home he's ever known--could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again"--
Subject
Genre
Award
Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction, 2013.
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Provided by publisher
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10123110
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.J68
LC item number
W53 2013
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print western
Target audience
adult
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Larry Bjornson
Label
Wide open, Larry Bjornson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel."
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20101162
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460585
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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20101162
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841199242
  • (OCoLC)841199242

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