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Bowie's Mine

Bowie's Mine

A Story of the Buckalew Family

The Buckalew Family (Volume 3)

Elmer Kelton

Forge Books




Daniel Provost is the son of a farmer. Living up to his father's high standards for the farm is very hard work, but his life is basically comfortable and a loving woman is waiting to become his wife.

When a well-traveled stranger, bearing a story of Jim Bowie's legendary silver mine, appears at the farm, Daniel might just throw away everything for the chance at adventure he thought had passed him by.

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HIS NAME WAS DANIEL PROVOST, AND IT WAS THE time of the Texas Republic. Once, years ago, he had heard Sam Houston's Twin Sister cannons at San Jacinto, and from sanctuary beyond the rain-flooded bayous he had watched smoke rise...


Praise for Bowie's Mine

“Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend and a good friend.” —Texas Governor, Rick Perry

“ If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man.” —Lucia St. Clair Robson

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About the author

Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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