#164- Johnson's Indian Country Part 1

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This week, Scott and Karl read Dorothy M. Johnson’s Indian Country, a collection of eleven stories showing a frontier alive with complex struggles. You may be familiar with two of her most famous stories, “A Man Called Horse” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” which are included in this collection.

Johnson, a Montana-based author, brings to western fiction a clear ideal of individuality and honor. Scott says, "The sense of life that comes out of this book and right into your face is astounding to me. The character of the author is all over the thing, I couldn't imagine her writing anything other than a western.”

Tune in to learn more about a book that Karl classifies as "desert literature"— set in a mysterious, forgotten place where all of one's actions become magnified. Brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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