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The She Boss A Western Story   By: (1880-1932)

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The She Boss A Western Story by Arthur Preston Hankins is a captivating tale set in the wild frontier of the American West. This gripping novel introduces readers to a strong-willed and fearless protagonist, the "She Boss" herself, whose determination and resilience shine through the pages.

The story unfolds against a backdrop of untamed landscapes, as our main character, Martha Thompson, navigates the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated society. What particularly struck me about this book was the realistic portrayal of the struggles she faces, both externally and internally, in her pursuit of success and autonomy.

Hankins' writing style is both engaging and evocative, effortlessly transporting readers to the dusty towns and rugged wilderness described in the narrative. The author's attention to detail helps paint a vivid picture of the era, whether it be the panoramic views of the vast prairies or the saloons bustling with activity.

Each character is carefully crafted, their motivations and quirks adding depth and authenticity to the story. Martha Thompson, in particular, captivates readers with her unwavering determination to prove herself in a male-dominated world. Her strength and refusal to conform to societal norms make her a refreshing and inspiring figure, driving the plot forward with her unwavering spirit.

While the book embraces the Western genre's well-known tropes, it also offers a fresh perspective through its exploration of gender dynamics and societal expectations. The She Boss A Western Story challenges traditional notions of femininity and instead celebrates the resilience and capabilities of women.

The pacing of the novel keeps readers hooked from start to finish, blending action-packed moments with introspective scenes that delve into Martha's inner turmoil. The author expertly weaves together moments of nail-biting suspense, heartfelt emotions, and moments of unexpected humor, captivating readers and keeping them invested in the unfolding events.

While The She Boss A Western Story is an excellent read for any fan of Western fiction, it also appeals to a wider audience with its themes of perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit. It reminds us that one's gender should never be a limitation, and that the pursuit of one's dreams is a journey worth embarking on, regardless of the challenges faced.

In conclusion, The She Boss A Western Story by Arthur Preston Hankins is a well-crafted and thought-provoking novel that breathes new life into the Western genre. With its strong characters, immersive setting, and exploration of gender roles, this book offers a captivating reading experience that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the author's next literary endeavor.

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[Frontispiece: "He was flailing right and left with a huge pine knot in either hand."]

THE SHE BOSS

A WESTERN STORY

BY

ARTHUR PRESTON HANKINS

AUTHOR OF

THE HERITAGE OF THE HILLS, THE JUBILEE GIRL, ETC.

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1922

By CHELSEA HOUSE

The She Boss

(Printed In the United States of America)

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. BEAR VALLEY'S DRONE II. OUT OF THE WOODS III. SAN FRANCISCO IV. TWITTER OR TWEET V. A RIVAL VI. THE FIRE VII. HIRAM, THE BUTTERFLY VIII. LUCY'S AMBITIONS IX. HIRAM WAKES UP X. JERKLINE JO XI. THE RETURN OF JERKLINE JO XII. SKINNERS FROM FRISCO XIII. THE START FOR JULIA XIV. A WIRE TO JULIA XV. MR. TWEET NEGOTIATES A LOAN XVI. TEHACHAPI HANK XVII. IN LETTERS OF BLACK XVIII. GREATER RAGTOWN XIX. WHAT MADE THE WILD CAT XX. DRUMMOND'S PASSENGER XXI. LUCY SEES A PROSPECT XXII. JERKLINE JO'S SURPRISE XXIII. DRUMMOND WEAVES A DREAM XXIV. WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LAKE XXV. JO LOSES HER SUPPORT XXVI. AT THE HAIRPIN CURVE XXVII... Continue reading book >>




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