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Crown of Dust

by Mary Volmer

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Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2010
    292 pages
    Genre: Novels

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A gender-bending story of friendship, love, and redemption set in the Wild West during the gold rush.

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"Starred Review. Volmer's prose is taut and restrained, moving the story along at a healthy clip as her hardscrabble characters rumble and stumble through their dusty domain. Volmer's found a fat vein of gold in some heavily mined territory." - Publishers Weekly

"Even though the main characters are female, and the story is told mostly from their point of view, Volmer's colorful debut is in many ways a typical Western, heavy on action and subplots involving miners, unions, and strikes that will appeal more to male than female readers." - Library Journal

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Mary Volmer

Mary Volmer was born in Grass Valley, California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a BA from Saint Mary's College, California, before completing a Masters degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth as a Rotary Scholar. She is currently the Agnes Butler Scholar at Saint Mary's College where she is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and lecturing in English/Composition. This is her first novel.

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