A Novel of Texas
By Edwin Shrake
Hachette Books, Hardcover, 9780786865796, 432pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2000
In this epic novel, veteran writer Edwin Shrake explores the feuds and alliances among Americans, Mexicans, and Indians, the political treachery, and the tales of fortune-hungry settlers that combine to tell the story of how Texas was born. Set in the blossoming frontier town of Austin, The Borderland focuses on the lives of Romulus and Cullasaja Swift, the half-Cherokee offspring of two forward-thinking parents who have come to Texas from New York; of Henry Longfellow, a rapacious lawyer; and of Captain Matthew Caldwell, a Texas Ranger whose eccentric ways are matched only by his fierce bravery.
About the Author
Novelist and screenwriter Edwin Shrake is the co-author of the best-selling sports book of all time, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. In addition to his novels--including the acclaimed Texas story Blessed McGill--and his work with the Dallas Morning News and Sports Illustrated, Shrake has written bestselling biographies and several feature films. He lives in Austin, Texas.