Augusta Locke by WilliamHaywood Henderson

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An indelible portrait of a woman who through great toughness of character blazes her own trail Novelist William Haywod Henderson has won acclaim for his depictions of land and nature and his ability to bring the American West to vivid life. Of his most recent novel, The Rest of the Earth, Annie Proulx remarked that Henderson “writes some of the most evocative and transcendently beautiful prose in contemporary American literature.” Redolent with myth, humor, strange landscapes, and stark reality, Henderson’s new novel tells the story of Augusta Locke, a troubled yet spirited woman, as she raises her daughter in the deserts of Wyoming. Spanning the twentieth century, Augusta’s extraordinary challenges play out themes of love and loss, home and family, redemption and reconciliation.


About WilliamHaywood Henderson

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William Haywood Henderson was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of The Rest of the Earth and Native.
Published March 27, 2007 by Penguin Books. 432 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A near-epic saga aims for the literary stratosphere, but its purple prose drags it down.

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Against the enormous beauty of the American Midwest depicted in Henderson's third novel, people cast small but significant shadows while tending to families as fragile as fallen leaves. The her

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