A Novel of the American West

  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101623213
  • 416 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult


A sweeping novel of the Old West from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight

Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, honed by an impoverished childhood with an alcoholic father on the streets of St. Louis. He eventually builds himself up to become the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. But when tragedy strikes and his life falls apart, his instinct for survival kicks in and he flees St. Louis before Douglass and his enforcer can track him down.

With nothing to lose, McLendon decides to search out an old flame. He’s heard through the grapevine that Gabrielle and her father moved their dry goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in Arizona Territory. There, as he tries to win her back, he discovers a new life and community. But he can’t outrun his past forever…


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



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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