Here's a really nice review from Publishers Weekly ahead of the book's US release date August 9th. And here's a really nice sentence therefrom:
"Hawley's marvelous book shines light on a figure that has become more legend than man, sharing an intimate and raw portrayal of Boone that rings true."
Dan's going home!
The great lady of CanLit turns 85 on July 10th, and I'm proud to be among CBC Books' recommenders of her stories, with Lorrie Moore, Esi Edugyan, and co. If you've never read Who Do You Think You Are?, now is the time. That's my pick.
Daniel Boone wasn't exactly a cowboy, but I think he'd have had a good time in Kamloops, BC at the Public Library with me this week, deep in ranchland and sagebrush territory. I talked about writing All True and gave a couple of readings. We had a great audience, many of whom remember the 1960s Boone TV show in detail. I got a lot of Western movie recommendations too. And managed to bust the coonskin cap myth in the end.
Here's a photo from the night. Left is Professor Karen Hoffman, a brilliant author from Thompson Rivers University (she's working on a sequel too). Centre is librarian and wonderful host Andree Beauchemin. No cowboy hats, though.
I'm the author of My Name is a Knife, All True Not a Lie In It, and The Old Familiar.