These Thousand Hills by A.B. Guthrie Jr.

bookshelves: montana, published-1956, western, winter-20142015, film-only, north-americas, under-500-ratings

Read from January 17 to 18, 2015

Description: Conjuring up the ephemeral world of cattle ranchers in the 1880s, this intimate saga delights in a Montana community’s boisterous, wanderlusting eccentrics as they chase after love and their unbridled ambitions. At its center is Lat Evans, good-hearted and yet seduced by the possibilities for prosperity in his new life; gradually he discerns how the perils of the natural world, and most especially human nature, can conspire to frustrate a young man’s best intentions. A lively, quixotic revisit to our historic youth, this literary classic deftly captures western drama at its finest, with all its accompanying toils of the heart.

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