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Far bright star

by Robert Olmstead

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Villa, Pancho, -- 1878-1923 -- Fiction,
  • United States. -- Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916 -- Fiction,
  • Revolutionaries -- Mexico -- Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Olmstead.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesThorndike Press large print historical fiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3565.L67 F37 2009b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23058158M
    ISBN 101410416046
    ISBN 109781410416049
    LC Control Number2009004674
    OCLC/WorldCa302099808

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    Far Bright Star, Robert Olmstead's latest mesmerizing novel, sets its main character on a journey through the Mexican desert, "a godforsaken place" that isn't "the land of humidity and. In September , Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her.

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Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead $, MayAlgonquin Books of Chapel Hill Olmstead has the ability to imagine a world, a rich fully realized world, and to put it into words so that the reader walks in the very same landscape that the characters do, /5(). Critics hailed Far Bright Star as a tightly woven tale with terse, dispassionate prose, characteristics that may also be used to describe the laconic Napoleon.

Reviewers also compared Olmstead favorably to acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy (The Road). Only the Oregonian felt that the novel was "over-written" and "congested" in parts/5(49).

Robert Olmstead's book uses language to weave a spell which made me feel the heat of the Mexican desert. Napoleon Childs, a grizzled career soldier, is part of the U.S.

force that chased Pancho Villa through the countryside in after his raid on Columbus, New Mexico/5(49). Far Bright Star is a little like kissing your sister. Most of the book is an excellent "tell me a story", however, the end is a bit like a college freshmen literature lesson. With that being said, its still a pretty good read.

Originally posted on Far Bright StarBrand: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Set inFar Bright Star follows Napoleon Childs, an aging cavalryman, as he leads an expedition of inexperienced soldiers into the mountains of Mexico to hunt down Pancho Villa and bring him to justice.

Though he is seasoned at such missions, things go terribly wrong and the patrol is brutally attacked. by Robert Olmstead Robert Olmstead's Far Bright Star is a stunning and savage novel, an uncompromising look at the irrationality and sad inevitability of war. Far Bright Star In this stark, intense work, Robert Olmstead, the award-winning author of six previous novels (most recently Coal Black Horse), has given us a harrowing landscape where survival is a daily struggle.

To become complacent is to die. A veteran soldier battles for survival in another meditative, beautifully written novel from Olmstead (Coal Black Horse,etc.).The story begins in the summer ofa few months after Pancho Villa’s attack on Columbus, N.M. Officer Napoleon Childs has led a U.S.

Army expedition deep into the Mexican desert in pursuit of this chimerical figure. Editions for Far Bright Star: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Ki. Now comes Far Bright Star, Olmstead's seventh book of fiction and perhaps his finest work to date.

It's a terse, violent book, wrung dry of all excess and possessed of a /5. Far Bright Star is not an easy book; it carries a huge emotional wallop that can leave the reader feeling drained by the novel's end. The author also poses a number of ethical questions within the narrative for which he provides no answers.

Robert Olmstead's 'Far Bright Star' continues his gleaming, spellbinding fiction -- familiar to readers of 'Coal Black Horse' Updated ; Posted By Karen R. Long, Special to. Far Bright Star, a loosely linked sequel to Olmstead's Civil War/coming of age classic, Coal Black Horse, is every bit as engaging and beautifully written as its predecessor.

At the conclusion of Coal Black Horse, the book's young protagonist, Robey Childs, marries and fathers two /5(7). Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Award, and was a #1 Book Sense pick and a Border’s Discover pick.

Far Bright Star was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant, and is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. [Far Bright Star] was the story of a career army man in Mexico searching for Poncho Villa.

He is attacked by a gang and nearly dies. Man's overwhelming will to 4/5(12). Set inan aging cavalryman leads a team of men to hunt down the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. However, after an ambush in which most of the men are killed, the cavalryman must struggle to survive in the desert.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis. Robert Olmstead’s “Far Bright Star” is a bleak novel of the terrors of war. Napolean is a veteran soldier who has seen action in many different places and is now stationed in Mexico in the search for Pancho Villa.

When one of the men under his command commits a terrible act, Napoleon and his men learn just how terrifying war can be. Bright Star books is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing ownership of books for children in Akron, targeting low-income children. Buy Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Far Bright Star is a perfect book. It drags the reader inside often perhaps against her will and washes over and through the senses with Olmstead's lush language.

The language is reminescent of Falukner's Absalom, Absalom and readers of contemporary fiction will find that Olmstead's work has kindred spirit with both Cormack McCarthy and Kent Haruf.5/5(5).

Robert Olmstead is the author of the critically acclaimed Coal Black Horse. His latest novel Far Bright Star begins in when Napoleon Childs a war-hardened cavalryman guides a group of untried soldiers into the mountains of Mexico to catch Pancho Villa. It isnt that easy.5/5.Far bright star by Robert Olmstead,Thorndike Press edition, in English.

Far Bright Star is not that many pages and I was eager to experience this supposedly great book. To my disappointment, I discovered that based on people's appreciation for this book I had way to high of an expectation and in the end that became the biggest s: