Ridgerunner

Ridgerunner

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"November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the border to Montana, the solitary drifter, impoverished in means and aged beyond his years, is also a widower and a father. And he is determined to steal enough money to secure his son’s future. Twelve-year-old Jack Boulton, born in the woods to two outlaws, now finds himself semi-orphaned and left in the care of Sister Beatrice, a formidable nun of the Anglican Order of Saint Mara. In the town of Banff, Alberta, where tourists, new immigrants, and POWs dwell among the locals, she lays claim to the boy and keeps him in cloistered seclusion in her grand old home. The boy longs to return to his family’s cabin, deep in the Sawback Range. His father is coming for him. The nun won’t let him go...."--
Publisher: [Toronto] : Anansi, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781487006563
Branch Call Number: ADAMS
Characteristics: 443 pages ; 22 cm

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sequel to the Outlander, this is a taut tale following William Moreland and his son Jack as they try to reunite, but Sister Beatrice has other ideas of what Jack should be doing and won't let him go easily. An exceptional story (Jessica)

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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 b... Read More »


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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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