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Far Bright Star (Default Blank) (Digital Audiobook)

By Robert Olmstead, Ed Sala (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 17, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/25/2010)
Hardcover (5/26/2009)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (5/1/2009)

June 2009 Indie Next List

“Napoleon Childs, a veteran soldier, is on the hunt for Pancho Villa in the rough terrain of northern Mexico. Accompanying him is a group of young soldiers who have not yet seen the brutality of war. After a terrible encounter with a band of renegade soldiers in search of vengeance, Napoleon, beaten and shot, is left stranded to try to survive on his own. Olmstead is incredibly adept at describing the horrors of battle contrasted with the beauty of reflection and hope, and he is at his best in Far Bright Star.”
— Sherri Gallentine, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
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Acclaimed author Robert Olmstead's Far Bright Star "packs a potent emotional wallop" (Booklist). In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert. "[This] brilliantly expressive, condensed tale of resilience and dusty determination flows with the kind of literary cadence few writers have mastered."-Publishers Weekly