Glorious

Glorious


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  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9780698163904
  • 12:57:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872.

We’ve all got mistakes in our past we’d rather forget.

Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872. He’s always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest opportunities, choosing the path of financial security over happiness or real friends. He eventually builds himself up from a Saint Louis street urchin to the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. Though it lacks passion, his life seems securely set: a wife, a career, property, standing.

But when tragedy strikes, all of his plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. McLendon’s instinct for survival kicks in; he flees Saint Louis, and Douglas assigns his enforcer, an ominous skull-cracker with steel-toed boots, to track him down.

With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame—a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the life now in shambles. He heard through the grapevine that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in the Arizona Territory. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can’t outrun his past forever. . . . 
Glorious

Glorious

Jeff Guinn, Read by: David Carpenter

Praise

Praise for Glorious:

Glorious has all the elements of a fabulous western: compelling characters, breathtaking scenery, and something more—an unblinking take on the western frontier.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mysteries, the basis of A&E’s hit series Longmire

Glorious is old-fashioned in the very best way: It’s good-hearted, optimistic, compelling, comfortable, and extremely well told. It’s wonderful when an author clearly has an affection for his characters, and readers will feel the same way.” —C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of The Highway and Stone Cold

“I’ve long admired Jeff Guinn’s straight and unfiltered histories of the American icons such as Bonnie and Clyde and the Earps. I was thrilled to know he’d be turning that eye for detail and incredible research to revive the western. Glorious is a blazing return of the American art form, bold, realistic, and a hell of a lot of fun.” —Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot and The Forsaken

“[Guinn] knows how to dig into the past…An absorbing, informative, and entertaining tale of life, love, hope, and ambition in the American West.” —The Dallas Morning News

“An affable…bit of frontier mythmaking…Readers may find by the end that, like Cash McLendon, they’ve become inexplicably fond of Glorious and its colorful denizens.” —The Washington Post

 “A worthy addition to the western genre…Catnip for Lonesome Dove fans.” —The Seattle Times

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5/16/14

Last week, Jeff Guinn kicked off an 11-city tour to promote his new book, Glorious: A Novel of the American West.  The Seattle Times says it’s “catnip for ‘Lonesome Dove’ fans,”… Read more >

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