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Once the "Girl Wonder" of the Wild West circuit, Ruby Fortune faces an untenable choice: shoot her abusive husband and father of her sons or continue to live with scars that never heal. Strap on your chaps and holster for a wild ride through turn-of-the-century Arizona Territory.
"A vividly rendered story of survival in the Arizona Territory."
"Ruby Fortune defines grit and grace--she is the heroine we need in these times. Riveting and beautifully told."
--Susan Tweit, award-winning author of Bless the Birds
"A powerful and gripping tale of survival and triumph over abuse, misogyny, and economic challenges. It rings as true in the 21st century as it did in the time frame in which it is set. A must-read!"
-Jim Jones, award-winning author of The Lights of Cimarrón
Ashley E. Sweeney, former longtime Whatcom County resident and author of the award-winning Answer Creek and Eliza Waite, returns to Village Books for the Pacific Northwest launch of her third novel, Hardland.
An award-winning writer and plant ecologist, Susan J. Tweit has studied grizzly bear habitat and sagebrush ecology, and has written thirteen books ranging from memoir and nature writing to kids and travel, along with hundreds of magazine articles, columns, and essays. Her latest book, Bless the Birds: Living With Love in a Time of Dying, won the Sarton Award for memoir and is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.