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The Smiling Country by Elmer Kelton

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Also by Elmer Kelton:

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Shadow Of A Star, February 2004
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Bowie's Mine, April 2003
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The Way Of The Coyote, November 2002
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Hanging Judge, June 2002
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Joe Pepper, May 2002
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Badger Boy, January 2002
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Captain's Rangers, August 1999
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The Time It Never Rained, May 1999
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The Good Old Boys, April 1999
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Texas Rifles, January 1998
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Hot Iron, January 1998
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Buffalo Wagons, November 1997
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The Pumpkin Rollers, April 1997
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The Smiling Country
Elmer Kelton

Hewey Calloway
Forge Books
April 2008
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Featuring: Hewey Calloway; Spring Renfro
256 pages
ISBN: 0765360594
EAN: 9780765360595
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
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Western

“The Smiling Country is about a footloose puncher who finds out the hard way that cowboys don't remain young forever and that the inevitable wear and tear of a rugged life forces changes and compromises on the willing and unwilling alike.”— Elmer Kelton

Hewey Calloway did not know how old he was without stopping to figure, and that distracted his attention from matters of real importance.

Elmer Kelton introduced Texas cowboy Hewey Calloway, one of the most beloved characters in Western fiction, almost thirty years ago in The Good Old Boys. The novel was transformed into a memorable 1995 TV film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek.

Hewey returns in The Smiling Country.  It is 1910 and his freewheeling life is coming to an end—the fences, trucks, and automobiles he hates are creeping in even to remote Alpine, in the “smiling country” of West Texas. When he is badly injured trying to break a renegade horse, Hewey sees the loneliness that awaits him, and regrets his decision to run away from the only woman he has ever loved, the schoolteacher Spring Renfro. 

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