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Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2015]
Language
English
Item Description
"A novel"--Jacket.
Physical Description
294 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780544705241
9780544470194
0544470192
Main Author
Margaret Verble (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Enduring a hardscrabble existence on a Cherokee government allotment in 1928 Eastern Oklahoma, young Maud catches the attention of a handsome, book-carrying stranger and embarks on a life marked by high-stakes decisions. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this debut novel chronicles the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine. Eastern Oklahoma, 1928. Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail lives with her rogue father and sensitive brother on one of the allotments parceled out by the US Government to the Cherokees when their land was confiscated for Oklahoma’s statehood. Maud’s days are filled with hard work and simple pleasures, but often marked by violence and tragedy, a fact that she accepts with determined practicality. Her prospects for a better life are slim, but when a newcomer with good looks and books rides down her section line, she takes notice. Soon she finds herself facing a series of high-stakes decisions that will determine her future and those of her loved ones.Maud’s Line is accessible, sensuous, and vivid. It will sit on the bookshelf alongside novels by Jim Harrison, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and other beloved chroniclers of the American West and its people.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZEA debut novel chronicling the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine Eastern Oklahoma, 1928. Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail lives with her rogue father and sensitive brother on one of the allotments parceled out by the U.S. Government to the Cherokees when their land was confiscated for Oklahoma’s statehood. Maud’s days are filled with hard work and simple pleasures, but often marked by violence and tragedy, a fact that she accepts with determined practicality. Her prospects for a better life are slim, but when a newcomer with good looks and books rides down her section line, she takes notice. Soon she finds herself facing a series of high-stakes decisions that will determine her future and those of her loved ones.Maud’s Line is accessible, sensuous, and vivid. It will sit on the bookshelf alongside novels by Jim Harrison, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and other beloved chroniclers of the American West and its people.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZEA debut novel chronicling the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine Eastern Oklahoma, 1928. Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail lives with her rogue father and sensitive brother on one of the allotments parceled out by the U.S. Government to the Cherokees when their land was confiscated for Oklahoma's statehood. Maud's days are filled with hard work and simple pleasures, but often marked by violence and tragedy, a fact that she accepts with determined practicality. Her prospects for a better life are slim, but when a newcomer with good looks and books rides down her section line, she takes notice. Soon she finds herself facing a series of high-stakes decisions that will determine her future and those of her loved ones.Maud's Line is accessible, sensuous, and vivid. It will sit on the bookshelf alongside novels by Jim Harrison, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and other beloved chroniclers of the American West and its people.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

A debut novel chronicling the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine, by an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma