The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout audiobook

The Homesman: A Novel

By Glendon Swarthout
Read by Candace Thaxton

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.90 Hours Unabridged
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Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and costarring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early Pioneers in the American West through the eyes of one extraordinary woman. The Homesman celebrates the stories we hear nothing about: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A “homesman” must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable, and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures. In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.

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Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and costarring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early Pioneers in the American West through the eyes of one extraordinary woman.

The Homesman celebrates the stories we hear nothing about: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A “homesman” must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy—ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable, and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness—a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures.

In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.

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Author Bio: Glendon Swarthout

Author Bio: Glendon Swarthout

Glendon Swarthout (1918–1992) wrote sixteen novels, many of which were bestsellers and were made into films, among them Seventh Cavalry, They Came to Cordura, Where the Boys Are, Bless the Beasts & Children, and A Christmas to Remember. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and won a number of other awards, including the Western Writers Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 7.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English