Silk and Sagebrush: Young Women of the Old West
|Author:||de la Garza, Phyllis|
|Genre:||Westerns; The Old West|
A collection of episodes from the lives of remarkable women of the old west, including Mrs. Mo-cho-rook, Fanny Stenhouse, Belle Starr, Carry Nation, Big Nose Kate, Elizabeth Custer, Madame Mustache, Kitty Le Roy, Apache May, Calamity Jane, Julie Bulette, Charlie Pankhurst, Ella Ewing, Adelita, Belle Boyd, Mattie Blaylock, Kate Bender, Janette Riker, Anna Surratt and others.
Some are tragic, some tragi-comic; all are courageous, colorful and resourceful characters who did not let their gender get in the way of living life to the full.
Phyllis de la Garza has a great eye for detail and a real ability to find a single story that illuminates an entire life. She has the storyteller's gift to draw you in make you really care about each woman, about her strengths and how she displays them at crucial junctures of her life.