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Painted Horses

Brooks, Malcolm (Book - 2014)
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Painted Horses
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"Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar--the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there's John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army's last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than the vanished past" -- from publisher's web site
Authors: Brooks, Malcolm
Title: Painted horses
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2014
Notes: CATALOGED FROM VENDOR RECORD
Summary: "Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar--the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there's John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army's last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than the vanished past" -- from publisher's web site
ISBN: 0802121640
9780802121646
Branch Call Number: FICTION BROOK...M
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"Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment sh... Read More »


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In the 1950s, archeologist Catherine Lemay heads to Montana as a member of the River Basin Survey, tasked with searching for evidence of indigenous human habitation in a canyon soon to be inundated by the flood waters generated by a proposed hydroelectric dam. When Catherine realizes that her guide, Jack Allen, may have been hired by the power company to lead her astray, she enlists a Crow Indian woman named Miriam as her assistant and finds an unexpected ally in reclusive horseman John H, whose intimate knowledge of the terrain masks his tragic life story. Historical Fiction September 2014 Newsletter.

a very intriguing book about the old ways and new ways clashing over the building of a dam with artifacts. the characters are vivid and the plot is exciting. a great book.

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