Gone to Texas: A Novel (Paperback)

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Peyton Lewis and Fletcher Rucker are two humble Rebel boys whose innocence was destroyed in the bloody wreckage of the Civil War. Young and desperate, they fall in with a scheme to rob a bank but are totally unprepared for the violence that ensues. Sickened by the carnage and wanton cruelty that they have witnessed, Lewis and Rucker take their cut and join the migration of those who see the possibility of a new beginning in the wilderness of the Texas frontier.
Along the way they meet rogues, killers...and two exceptional women: the tortured Molly Klinner, a woman who has also suffered dearly by the ravages of the war, and Gabriel Johnson, an Eastern beauty who decided to join the Texas migration on a lark--but will soon learn the true meaning of humanity. Together, the four travelers will weather the travails that the new frontier offers them--but will they manage to carve out a new life?

About the Author

Don Wright was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1939, but he has lived in Tennessee most of his life. He and his wife, Patricia, live in a historical home in Sumner County called "Walnut Grove." They have a daughter, Candace, and a grandson, Jamie, and a great grandson.

Don has had a variety of careers. He served in the army as a military policeman from 1962 to 1964. On November 29, 2008, his work was honored at the Owensboro Kentucky Museum of Art.  He usually describes himself as a pipefitter, even after writing his bestselling novel, The Woodsman. Between books, Don ventured into politics, serving four years as a Tennessee state senator and nine years as mayor of Gallatin, Tennessee

Praise For…

“His characters are right out of Hollywood casting, while his plot inescapably calls to mind films such as John Wayne's Stagecoach and Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales….” —Publishers Weekly

“Don Wright has the knack for writing stories based on real people that present a gritty, accurate and inspiring portrait of those who endure and triumph--a testimony to the human spirit.” —RT Book Reviews

“Wright's most astute work….” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765378880
ISBN-10: 0765378884
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 1999
Pages: 384
Language: English