Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

 

Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

" It's hard to believe that this is Larison's first novel - so gorgeous and accomplished is it.  In the wild west of the 1880s, Jessilyn Harney is just a teenager when her father dies and brother disappears.  When she disguises herself as a man and goes in search of her brother, she encounters all manner of threats and is forced to consider the kind of home - and life - she really wants. Jess is a character unto herself, capable of great vulnerability, ferocity, and love, and her journey is nothing short of epic.  This is a riveting, wonderful read.  "  - Recommended by Erika
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220447
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Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive.

Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right.