2008 SPUR AWARD WINNER
BEST WESTERN JUVENILE FICTION
In the autumn of 1881, 12-year-olds -- Jack Dunivan, Ian Spencer Henry and Jasmine Allison -- running away from neglectful parents join up with a half-crazed albino named Whitey Grey on a quest for $30,000 in gold coin, buried twenty years ago in treacherous Doubtful Cañon along the New Mexico-Arizona border.
 
Notorious gunfighters Curly Bill Brocious and Johnny Ringo have other plans for that gold. So does Eleora Giddings, a young woman seeking her father's grave. And then there's the small matter of Apache Indians fleeing the San Carlos reservation. And Whitey Grey's not exactly the most trustworthy of partners.

Doubtful Cañon
Leisure, 2009
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The Lonesome Chisholm Trail by Johnny Boggs. Western Novel, Historical Novel.
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Doubtful Cañon
 
"Boggs’s quirky western doesn’t take itself too seriously, making this a fanciful and fun ride into some dangerous business."
-- Publishers Weekly
 
"Boggs delivers a colorful, clever and arresting tale."
 -- Santa Fe New Mexican


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