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Coal Black Horse (Digital Audiobook)

By Robert Olmstead, Ed Sala (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 3, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/20/2008)
Prebound (5/20/2008)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (4/1/2008)
Hardcover (4/10/2007)

Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List

“With its focus on choice and consequence, Coal Black Horse carries the reader across a battlefield that stretches from the Civil War to today. A young man wears a reversible coat of gray and blue -- a talisman from his mother to shield him from 'enemy' fire -- as he journeys to bring his father home, aided by the strength of the coal black horse. Olmstead's novel is both epic and personal, filled with beautiful writing about war's ugliness.”
— Charles Asher, Western AS Bookstore, Bellingham, WA
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Author Robert Olmstead's work has been called "brilliant and compelling" by the Chicago Tribune. Here, he takes us back to the Civil War. Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform-gray on one side, blue on the other-and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man. "... a powerful, redemptive narrative."-Publishers Weekly