St. Martin's Press,
1st U.S. ed.
A young frontier woman, Sissy feels relieved when her brother Nate finally returns from prison after having killed their father.In the ten years that have passed, things have drastically changed and an outsider, a dark and dangerous figure, has forced his way into the family. Sissy, herself, became the victim of this mad, abusive rapist who usurped her brother's role as head of the family. Now, she longs to have her brother save her and her family, but does not know whether she can trust him after what he did to their father. A timeless tale of a family's struggle to overcome insurmountable odds and prosper, Tennant's Rock captures the pioneering spirit of the late 19th-century American West.With echoes of Alice Walker's The Color Purple, McGiffen's gripping story is a thought-provoking and inspiring meditation on one woman's strength and weakness, honesty and self deception.AUTHORBIO: Steve McGiffen has a Ph.D. in American history and has published in The New England Quarterly and The Journal of American Studies, among others. He now works as European Parliamentary advisor to the Socialist Party of the Netherlands.
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|Grouping Title||tennant s rock|
|Grouping Author||mcgiffen steven paul|
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|detailed_location_wellington||Wellington Public Library - Fiction|
|display_description||"A young frontier woman, Sissy, feels relieved when her brother, Nate, finally returns from prison. Nate has been away ten years, a sentence imposed for the killing of their father, though who is to blame for this tragedy is questionable. In the meantime, an outsider - a dark and dangerous figure - has forced his way into the family, subjecting Sissy to humiliation and abuse. Sissy longs to see Nate as her savior, but can he be trusted?"--BOOK JACKET.|
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|record_details||ils:45138|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2001.|257 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Rape victims -- Fiction, Western stories, Young women -- Fiction|
|title_full||Tennant's rock Steve McGiffen|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters, Ex-convicts, Rape victims, Young women|