Ridgerunner

Ridgerunner

Book - 2020
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Set against the backdrop of a distant war raging in Europe and a rapidly changing landscape in the West, 'Ridgerunner' follows a notorious thief who is determined to steal enough money to secure his son's future. But his 12-year-old son was left in the care of Sister Beatrice in the town of Banff, Alberta, who keeps the boy secluded in her home. His father is coming for him. The nun won't let him go.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Anansi, 2020
ISBN: 9781487006563
Branch Call Number: ADA
Characteristics: 443 pages ; 22 cm

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lyndasclater
Jun 09, 2021

Great writer - enjoyed this book too!

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marybellinger
Apr 29, 2021

It took a 100 pages to get into this book. Once I understood who the characters were, I began to enjoy their adventures. We've traveled much of the Rocky Mountains ourselves, so I felt as if I could envision their experience. Very "Canadiana" and some history thrown in on top.

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happycanuck
Apr 08, 2021

An excellent follow-up novel that also teases the reader along with its interesting and unusual writing style.

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INVS
Apr 06, 2021

I do like this author's stories of the era & locations for this and The Outlander - my favorite is the later title. (Not Outlander as in the series of Scotland.) This one was longer for me to become involved with the story, once there I was hooked and rarely put it down. Strange how some reds can cause me to exhale or inhale quickly, as surprise or suspense. Few make me laugh out loud and I wish I'd made not of the exact ones. I'd go back to them as one might go back to the cherry cobbler in the dish, just to even the edges, have one more bite.

There re so may historical facts I appreciate that one can never get to old to learn new facts. I did not know that POWs were taken into Canada during WWI, I knew this to be during WWII. Interesting tidbits all along, a bit like bread crumbs or markers along the path leading one to new aspects.

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hRuth
Mar 19, 2021

My kinda book!! Loved it. Can’t wait to read Gil Adamson’s The Outlander.
Like her writing; straightforward, shorter sentences and paragraphs more than so many books nowadays.

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mclarjh
Dec 17, 2020

A cheap melodramatic western; juvenile; tedious; and misogynist.

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unicorn1
Dec 11, 2020

Readers need to know that Gil Adamson's previous novel "The Outlander" is a prequel to the Ridgerunner and really needs to be read before it for the most appreciation and enjoyment of the whole story. I'm waiting to read this one now that I've read "The Outlander", which is a fabulous read.

JessicaGma Nov 04, 2020

This was such a great story - you follow Jack as he waits for his dad, the Ridgerunner to come back. But then there's Sister Beatrice, who is taking care of Jack, and she won't let him go easily. That last little twist, ooo, that was excellent storytelling. Jack is a great protagonist, and this book deserves any and all the awards!

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