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The call of the canyon
Publication Information:
Rockville, MD. : Phoenix Rider, ©2008.
Physical Description:
10 books (134 pages) in a cloth bag ; 37 x 15 cm + 1 leader's discussion folder.
General Note:
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1924.
Geographic Term:
This is the story of Carley Burch, a young, wealthy socialite living in New York City. As the story begins, soldiers are coming home from the trenches of WWI, many of them damaged physically and emotionally. Among them is Carley's fiancé, Glenn Kilbourne. Glenn has already gone out West, for reasons Carley doesn't understand, but it's clear she has deep affection for him. A letter from him from Arizona intrigues her on many levels, since he seems happy and changed. She decides to travel out there on a surprise visit, and though it's eminently clear she has no idea what to expect as she encounters life in the West, her intent is to bring Glenn back to New York so they can resume their former life in the gaiety of that post-war time. A series of shocks about Glenn's life as a rough farm hand come about, and in the process Carley shows her mettle soon after her arrival as a tenderfoot, no doubt emboldened by the discovery of a rival in Oak Creek Canyon, Flo Hutter. She is torn between her love for Glenn and her love of big city life, yet there is something about Arizona that captures her thoughts.


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Book club kit KT FICTION GRE 0 1

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