Probably the most popular of Zane Grey's books this tale of a proud woman who stood alone against her church and villains who rustle and stampede her cattle set the tone for western novels. When Lassiter rides in and takes a job with Jane she makes him swear to forsake violence. Eventually she finds she must release him from that vow in order to save everything she loves. I started reading Zane Grey's westerns when I was twelve and I still can see and hear and feel the west as only he could describe it. Don't pass up this book or any of his others because they're westerns. Don't pass them up because you think the writing as old fashioned as the morals of the characters. This is a great book and anyone who enjoys any kind of western should read it and breathe in the dust of the chase and the smell of the purple sage.
Michael Koryta discusses and signs So Cold the River
06/16/2010 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford hired Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric takes the job knowing very little about the man's past, just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary history, including a glorious domed hotel and hot springs known to cure everything from insomnia to malaria. As Eric experiences frightening visions, he discovers that something besides the hotel has been restored--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory.