Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Review-Mustang Spring.

Cattle ranching is bred in the bone of author Deanna Dickinson McCall, having spent her life living and working on isolated ranches around the West, often without modern conveniences.
The stories and poems in Mustang Spring do not create or perpetuate the romantic mythology of ranch life; instead, we get unflinching portraits of hardship and hard work, and determined people battling the elements and, sometimes, other people. But the stories and poems are also infused with hope and optimism, qualities inherent in those who struggle to make a living off the land.
Written with clarity and creativity, this book makes an outstanding contribution to Western literature.


  1. Deanna McCall is a wonderful poet and the best part is that she's lived pretty much everything she writes about. I really enjoyed this book!

    1. I'm with you all the way, Jim. Deanna is the real deal and a fine writer.