The Cadence of Grass

The Cadence of Grass

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The daughter of late Whitelaw patriarch Sunny Jim finds herself bound by his will to a marriage with a man she no longer loves as she is drawn to a simpler life as exemplified by the Whitelaw's ranch manager, Bill Champion.

Blackwell North Amer
This is the story of the Whitelaws, a family whose values are as far-flung as the territory they helped settle, and whose most recent generations have pioneered the landscape of dysfunction.
The patriarch, Sunny Jim, exerts his perverse control even posthumously, by means of a last will and testament that binds the family fortune (a bottling franchise) to a marriage that ought, by general assent, to be rent asunder. The charms of this particular son-in-law, lately released from prison, are potent if short-lived; Evelyn Whitelaw, his estranged wife, is quite literally bedeviled by them. And as her mother and sister court this twisted inheritance, her own yearnings point toward a way of life once habitual on these western plains but now embodied only by Bill Champion, the family's ranch foreman and Evelyn's one true compass.

Baker
& Taylor

The daughter of late Whitelaw patriarch Sunny Jim finds herself bound by his will to a marriage to a man she no longer loves, an ex-con recently released from prison, as she is drawn to a simpler life as exemplified by the Whitelaws' ranch manager, Bill Champion. By the author of Nothing but Blue Skies. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679446743
0679446745
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCGUANE
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 22 cm

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