All True Not a Lie in It

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Product Number: DD32858
Released: Aug 08, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538439159
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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The story of pioneer Daniel Boone's life, told in his voice—a tall tale like no other, startling, funny, poignant, romantic and brawling—set during the American Revolutionary War Here is Daniel Boone as you've never seen him: debut novelist Alix Hawley presents Boone's life, from his childhood in a Quaker colony, through two stints captured by Indians as he attempted to settle Kentucky, the death of a son at the hands of the same Indians and the rescue of a daughter. The prose rivals Hilary Mantel's and Peter Carey's, conveying that sense of being inside the head of a storied historical figure about which much nonsense is spoken while also feeling completely contemporary. Boone was a fabulous hunter and explorer, and a "white Indian," perhaps happiest when he found a place as the captive, adopted son of a chief who was trying to prevent the white settlement of Kentucky. Hawley takes us intimately into the life-and-death survival of people pushing away from security and into Indian lands, despite sense and treaties, just before and into the War of Independence. The love story between Boone and his wife, Rebecca, is rich and tangled, but mostly it's Boone who fascinates, pushing into places where he imagines he can create a new "clean" world, only to find death and trouble and complication. He is a fabulous character, unrivaled in North American literature, and a prime candidate for the tall tale. The storytelling is taut and expert, the descriptions rich and powerful, the prose full of feeling, but Boone is what drives this outstanding debut.

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Author(s): Alix Hawley
Series: Daniel Boone Series No: 1

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All True Not a Lie in It
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Author(s): Alix Hawley
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
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Released: Aug 08, 2017
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ISBN: #9780062743244
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Author(s): Alix Hawley
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Product Number EB00628125
Released: Aug 09, 2016
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ISBN: #9780062470102
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Author(s): Alix Hawley
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Product Number EB00683534
Released: Aug 25, 2016
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Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: #9780345808578

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