Shane

Shane

Large Print - 2005 | Center Point large print ed
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Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me : Center Point Pub., 2005
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 1585475276 (lg. print)
1585475726 (lg. print : lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: LP W SCHAEFER
Characteristics: 159 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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A moral cowboy steps into the middle of a fight, sticks up for homesteaders when they're threatened by a cattle rancher, rides off into the sunset.

Originally pub. 1949.


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AL_ANNAL Dec 14, 2017

Alongside this short, uncomplicated, riveting story of a small family homesteading in the American West and the violent conflict between the farmers and ranchers in their small community is another beautiful, uplifting vision of a Christ figure in the person of a stranger who comes to town to stand on the side of righteousness, purity, kindness, and love. This is a story suitable for tweens through adults and will provide lots to discuss.

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JihadiConservative
Jun 05, 2015

Fun and short. This exciting western flick by Jack Scaefer is sure to keep your attention with good solid writing, interesting characters and some pretty awesome action!

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kevinkim
Jul 27, 2011

Texts are almost always richer than visuals, Shane is no exception. The movie itself is highly regarded, as one of the best Western movies ever made. This novel on which the movie was based on, however, seems having more depth and stronger resonance to readers. It's a beautifully written, heart-warming novel that will be read for a long time.

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