All True Not A Lie in It

All True Not A Lie in It

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Determined to create a new "clean" world, Daniel Boone, who was born and raised among Quakers on the colonial American frontier, leads an expansion west across the Appalachians--first as a hunter pursuing abundant wildlife, then as a father looking for a home for his beloved wife and children--which is plagued by brutality, violence and death.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First US edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062470096
0062470094
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number: HAWLEY, A

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Nov 27, 2016

Prior to reading this book I had no interest in Daniel Boone. The title was what caught me -- All True Not a Lie in It. What a reward! In this outstanding book I found that it was worth reading and paying attention to each word, not racing through as I sometimes do in novels. Tons of information about life in his times. Also realistic and believable. I particularly liked the format where no quote marks were used for the speech or implied talk. It really supported the author's approach that everything was in Boone's head. I would never bother to watch a movie of this book since I believe a movie could never capture the in-my-head kind of way the reader lives the story along with Boone, even if a voiceover were used in the movie. Surprises up to the very end. When I finished the book, just sat there thoughtful and contemplative. It's also a relevant book for people interested in survival experiences. Remarkable book.

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