There were hard times in Texas in 1875. It seemed to the ranchmen that the whole world had stopped eating Texas beef – and to add to their troubles, a gang of rustlers was killing cattle at night and skinning them on the spot, taking away the only part that would bring cash on the market.
To the ranchers’ aid comes broad-shouldered Ben Anthony, with his slow, lazy smile. His lovely girl, Bess, has gotten herself engaged to dubious Harry Odell, who is suspected of collaborating with the rustlers – and what can drawling Ben do against a slick line of talk? Act, of course, and he does! Before things are finally straightened out, there is plenty of trouble, fights and killings, with good men pitted against bad.
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Life Mask - Emma Donoghue
In a time of looming war, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?