Friday, September 5, 2008

Forgotten book Friday

It has been a while since i took pat in Patti Abbott's fantastic Friday feature, Forgotten Book Friday.

Outlaw by Warren Kiefer first came out in 1989. I first read it shortly thereafter and reread it again a few years back. The story and main character have stuck with me over the years. A sweeping historical saga that spans the entire 89 years of Lee Garland's life. From the frontier west of his cattle rustling adolescence to Garland's days as a member of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider's this novel reads like a memoir. Weaving historical fact with fiction, Kiefer brings the story and character of Lee Garland to life and ultimately death.

Sadly, the novel is so forgotten that I couldn't find a single image of the cover on the internet.

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5 comments:

Joshua said...

cool

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Travis,

Outlaw sounds like an American saga that should not be lost. Well, perhaps some day at a secondhand store, it will leap out at me because you have put me on the alert.

Terrie

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like it came out at the time of those big sprawling family sagas, like John Jakes' work.

Barrie said...

I love Patti and participants' Forgotten Book Fridays. Like you, I haven't join in in a while. Maybe next week? Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

ive read Outlaw a number of times and have been through at least three copies of it.. always handing it to someone else to enjoy.. find the hardcover online and pick the reread it many times.. a fun read with characters youll love...