The Son (Hardcover)

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Fascinating historical novel.  Love it!

— Edie

The Son takes us from the Civil War to the present day and it is full of historical references as well as a heck of a ride through Texas.  Eli McCullough is captured by the Comanches when he is 13 and although he seems to become one of them, he is turned into the white community years later when sickness descimates the band.  Eli becomes a man to be reckoned with and one finds oneself not liking him much as he ages. His family continues to grow and one after the other takes the land, uses it and ruins it in turn.   If you like historical novels, this is for you.

— Edie

June 2013 Indie Next List


“Epic yet intimate, Meyer's The Son is the best kind of historical fiction. Vivid characters and great storytelling bring to life a distant time and place, while the themes and issues explored are completely relevant to our time. The interwoven perspectives of the three generations of the McCullough family create a counterpoint as each comments on the others, their mores, and their expectations and how these change over time. This is what great literature should be: a page-turner with a serious moral purpose.”
— Scott, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780857209443
ISBN-10: 0857209442
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 1st, 2014
Pages: 561
Language: English