Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Fiction > fiction
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group

Wayfaring Stranger

 
 
Author
James Lee Burke.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.35 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781476710792
Pages/Publication Date 435/2014
Daedalus Item Code 51205
This item is not available.
Description
Best known for his thrillers with New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux and the Holland clan of Texas, two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke here gives us a sprawling standalone novel full of atmosphere and intrigue. In 1934 young Weldon Avery Holland—grandson of lawman Hackberry Holland—has a chance encounter with bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Ten years later, 2nd Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant Hershel Pine narrowly escape death in the Battle of the Bulge, and in an abandoned concentration camp, Weldon rescues the Sephardic woman who will become his wife. But when he and Hershel seek their fortunes in Texas's nascent oil industry, Weldon finds that the same anti-Semitic prejudices that he'd fought against in Europe are alive and well in America.

"A big, broad, engagingly overstuffed new novel set with rousing confidence in midcentury Texas.... Like much of Burke's fiction, it's saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present.... The opening sequence is extraordinarily taut and vivid ... and then there's Burke's sense of place, which is so richly interwoven with his sense of history."—NYTBR

"An ambitious, deeply satisfying historical thriller.... The wartime scenes showcase Burke at his best—vivid, finely wrought, highly evocative writing.... A wonderful slice of midcentury American life overlaid with the roiling drama of individual lives as only Burke can portray them."—Booklist (starred review)

 
 
Security Seals
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2017 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com