Book List:16 titles
  • An infinitely attractive human being -- a great lady, American-style -- comes alive in Conrad Richter’s wonderful new novel. She is Miss Alexandria Morley, and in her eighties -- a doughty warrior against creeping modernity and mediocrity. She...


  • “DARK?” murmured Matson Bell mildly. “You don’t know what darkness is! You’ve never been in the Dark Places.”“The Dark Places?” I repeated uneasily.The famous supernatural detective half-closed his eyes.“We haven’t had a call ther...


  • From the time of its first publication in 1960, Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life. As was well known at th...


  • The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker—his new life as different as his name and the childhood he left behind in Germany. He had traveled to colonial Philadelphia in a ship crowded with starvin...


  • This novel by one of America's foremost writersand perhaps the most truly American of allis rock-based in values and virtues which most of the time seem to have disappeared from our fiction, if not from American life itself. The story of a storekee...











  • HE HAD BEEN BORN INTO A FRONTIER FAMILY, BUT ALL HE COULD REMEMBER, ALL THAT HE LOVED, WAS INDIAN. Once upon a time, his name had been John Cameron Butler, but now it was True Son. His adopted father, a great warrior, had renamed him Lenni Lenape ...


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    The Awakening Land trilogy traces the transformation of Ohio from wilderness to farmland to the site of modern industrial civilization, all in the lifetime of one character. The trilogy earned Richter immediate acclaim as a historical novelist. It in...


  • Of this second novel in Conrad Richter's great trilogy, Louis Bromfield wrote: The Fields continues the life of Sayward after her strange marriage to the educated' New Englander Portious, through the raising of their family of eight children. But...


  • They moved along in the bobbing, springy gait of a family that followed the woods as some families follow the sea. In that first sentence Conrad Richter sets the mood of this magnificent epic of the American wilderness. Toward the close of the eighte...


  • Published in 1936, this novel presents in epic scope the conflicts in the settling of the American Southwest. Set in New Mexico in the late 19th century, The Sea of Grass concerns the often violent clashes between the pioneering ranchers, whose cattl...


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