Reviews of Across the High Lonesome (2006)
Review by pullman (2008-11-10)
From the cover of the book I was expecting a typical western but nothing could be farther from the truth. This is a modern day story set in the wilderness of California's high Sierra. Its the story of a young lady searching for herself and finding herself working for a pack station (A pack station is a buisness that transports wilderness visitors on the backs of mules and horses). Being a green horn she has no idea what she is in for, and this forms much of the early humor in the book. There is also something of a love triangle between her and two of the guides. As the story progress we meet more of the eccentric crew that works at the pack station and are introduced to the amazingly beautiful country. This book has it all Salty Characters, action, humor, and a little sex. I was sad when I turned the last page and had to say good by to all my new friends.....
(This review refers to the 2006 version titled “Across the High Lonesome”)