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Mobi ì Whiskey When Were Dry ´ John Larison In the spring of seventeen year old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors she cuts off her hair binds her chest saddles her beloved mare and sets off across the mountains to find Whiskey When PDF her o Definition of Wild West from the Merrim Webster Dictionary the western US in its frontier period characterized by roughness and lawlessness This perfectly describes the atmosphere of this story The historical significance of the time is wonderfully depicted here and in itself is captivating However there are other things that made this a great reading experience John Larison gives us a character who could be described as a bad ass sharpshooter but who is so much a multidimensional character He gives us descriptions so visual of the places the things that happen The writing is beautiful in many places I know this is a prepublished version so keep that in mind but I just had to share this early paragraph that drew me in“Our kin homesteaded where desert met lake The hills in the near distance wore blankets of pine Patterns of aspen marked the water Beyond them the mountains stood blue on clear days and devoured the sun long before it left this world From the home Pa built us we couldn’t see the lake but we could see the willows along its edge and we could hear the wingbeats of doves”Somewhere in the Midwest in 1885 seventeen year old Jessilyn motherless since birth finds herself alone when her brother Noah leaves and her father dies She has her horse her father’s guns and his fiddle She is also armed with the shooting skills she learned by watching father teach her brother As a woman she knows none of this will help her on the uest she embarks on to find her brother so she disguises herself as a man calls herself Jessie It’s a hard trek to find her brother hunger people along the way who pose danger violent shootouts and whiskey galore on her journey to Noah This is rough and lawless and violent and everything you might expect from a western but there are softer touching moments She comes to know about her mother from her brother Noah’s stories which she cherishes There’s a poignant moment when she realizes as she meets a character named Greenie that he was the first friend she ever had Throughout the heavy heart she carries for some of the things she’s done is heartbreaking Make no mistake this is a gritty and violent read but if you are in the mood for a western this is one I’d recommend What I’ve mentioned here merely touches on the story and the cast of characters Somewhat long winded in the middle but it is still worth reading While I was reading this I kept thinking that someone should make a movie out of this I read an interview with the author and sure enough someone bought the rights even before the book was published I’ll go see the movie I received an advanced copy of this book from Viking through Edelweiss

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Whiskey When Were DryUtlaw brother Noah and bring him home A talented sharpshooter herself Jess's uest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent capricious Governor whose militia is also hunting Noah dead or alive Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity and haunted by uestions about her own Jess must o “Shooting ain’t no life for females”“Yessir”“I practiced even though I knew I was to be a ranch wife in this valley and wouldn’t never have cause to know such skills” The year was 1885Jessilyn Harney fancied the notion of being a Straight Eye Shooter Her bother Noah Harney was 5 years older He and their Pa was always arguing until one day Noah simply boltedafter hitting his own pa in the eye Noah said he was sorry to his younger sister but couldn’t take it any The siblings didn’t see each other for the next 5 years But with her brother gone Jessilyn thought what other choice did she have but to get married She rode her horse Ingrid to town and went straight to the sheriffs office first Jessilyn now 17 years old told Sheriff Younger that her pa sent her to inuire about marriage While at the sheriffs office Jessilyn discovered that Noah was a wanted man for crimes he had done There was a 300 reward for anyone who could find him dead or alive Jessilyn planned on bringing her brother back alive herself So Jessilyn rode off on her horse IngridHer Pa had passed She disguised herself as a boybinds her chestdeepens her voice and learned to walk with a male swagger At times she even smeared charcoal to her face and hands to better conceal her age She then started going by the name JesseLatershe took a fake last name too Jesse Montclair So JessilynJesse did what she needed to do to survive There were plenty of saloons in a town call Pearlsville that she came to the biggest city she ever saw Jesse put her best skills to work Men in every saloon she rode to one after the next would be willing to gambleJesse bet the old geezers that they couldn’t shoot their empty liuor bottle from ten paces The men were always confident they could but Jesse was a kid to reckon with In three days she made twenty six dollars money she’d had owned her entire life She had enough money to buy herself a meal After awhile though word spread about Jesse No one would bet against “the kid with the slashes on his face” any longer Things turn violent at times for one reason or another Jesse could crack the chin of a patron with the butt of her pistol as easy as you and I brush our teethShe took some blows herself at times backs of her knees or a beating enough to crack a rib but one thing never happened Jessilyn via Jesse was never once rapedRefreshing in itselfEngrossing adventure and so many different types of folksIndians whites blacks Mexicans Frenchman women kids Boy peddlers offering whiskey bottles for a dime Others shouting about rides in their horses and wagons What amazed Jesse is she had never seen so many rich people in her life until arriving in the city of Pearsville Ladies with two foot feathers blooming from their hats Men who dangled watches from gold chains and wore shiny boots As far as her brother Noahthe price of his corpse was rising He was worth 10000 to the lawmen now Jesse would tear down posters faster than the sheriffs office put them up Her brother’s name appeared in the local papers He was blamed for holdups in different states on the same day but Jesse noticed those papers never said anything about the possibility that Noah being blamed for crimes he didn’t commit I was wondering myself at that point When Jesse wanted to become a militiaman a guardsman said Jesse needed army experience Shehe told the truth ha not about her sexual identity but that she had no army experienceIt was going to take some effort to even be allowed to see the Governor who could decide if Jesse Montclair could become a militant work for the government Well that was ‘fine shooting’ was all it took The Governor was impressed Even though this book is a western not usually my first choice genre there are so many touching moments One of those moments was when I felt a closeness that uickly developed between the Governor and Jesse My heart started to break because after months of surviving on her own essentially almost forgetting herself that she ‘was’ a female it was the first release from loneliness I felt ‘for’ her I was reminded how valuable the intimacy friendship of another human being was as vital as food is for starvation Butmy heart breaks later again with different feelingsI’m reminded how rare it is to find ‘life long’ true friendship relationshipsI can’t give any spoilers but as the journey continues to the end things get complex scary adventures betrayals disappointing moments too We meet other minor interesting charactersbutit’s our feelings for Jessilyn that continues to grow There is a little predictably in the storytelling but it doesn’t matter Jessilynand the language narration is what makes this book specialthe writing d r a w s you in right away I see film possibilities🎬📽🎞45 stars Thanks Angela for planting the seed for me to pick this book Memorable one