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He rode into our valley in the summer of 89, a slim man, dressed in black. Call me Shane, he said. He never told us more.
There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane.
There s something about him, Mother said. Something . . . dangerous . . .
He s dangerous all right, Father said, but not to us.
He s like one of these here slow burning fuses, the mule skinner said.
Quiet . . . so quiet you forget it s burning till it sets off a hell of a blow of trouble. And there s trouble brewing.
Jack Schaefer is best known for this timeless classic."
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1975, c1949.
ISBN: 9780553271102
Branch Call Number: WESTERN Schaefer, Jack
Characteristics: 119 p. ;,18 cm.


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ArapahoeAnnaL Dec 14, 2017

Alongside this short, uncomplicated, riveting story of a small family homesteading in the American West and the violent conflict between the farmers and ranchers in their small community is another beautiful, uplifting vision of a Christ figure in the person of a stranger who comes to town to stand on the side of righteousness, purity, kindness, and love. This is a story suitable for tweens through adults and will provide lots to discuss.

Jun 05, 2015

Fun and short. This exciting western flick by Jack Scaefer is sure to keep your attention with good solid writing, interesting characters and some pretty awesome action!

Jul 27, 2011

Texts are almost always richer than visuals, Shane is no exception. The movie itself is highly regarded, as one of the best Western movies ever made. This novel on which the movie was based on, however, seems having more depth and stronger resonance to readers. It's a beautifully written, heart-warming novel that will be read for a long time.


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