The Seventh Deception

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Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife's death. At this rodeo once again Arnie's life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it's done the cowboy way.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 1, 2012
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Pages
149
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ISBN
9781627934480
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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This content is DRM protected.
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