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Kudos to Julia Claiborne Johnson for setting her novel in this era. She's introducing generations to a slice of remarkable history in the contemporary American West few know about today. I know something of this era. From 1947 to 1949, my late husband was the head dude wrangler on Nevada's most famous dude & divorce ranch, the Flying M.E., twenty miles south of Reno. We recaptured the history and his stories in "The Divorce Seekers - A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler" (on Amazon). Thank you, Ms. Johnson, for bringing this period to light. And I love the cover!
22 chapters of fun, 3 of heartbreak. You really become involved with these characters, turning pages to see what happens next at the ranch. You might know someone exactly like a couple of them. Only towards the end does the premise become clear.
Loved stepping into the past for a summer in Reno. The era of the Reno divorce has always fascinated me. This story grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. Having thouroghly enjoying Me Johnson's previous book, "Be Frank With Me" as well, I can't wait for her next work!
A light hearted romp back in time that has laugh out loud moments for everyone but especially for anyone old enough to recall the days before divorce was no-fault, routine and available anywhere. Yes, it is a serious subject but this book is funny and oddly innocent. Historical Fiction? Well...no. Rat Pack Style Expose? Not at all. Let's call it Humorous Escapist Realism. Is that a thing?