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[Read by Laura Hicks]

Jana Bommersbach's debut novel bares a legend central to the western experience - the heartbreaking story of Cattle Kate, the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler.

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it ''range-land justice'' when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore.

But history was wrong. It was all a lie. -- Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn't a rustler. She wasn't a whore. And she'd never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a twenty-nine-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched along with her husband by her rich and powerful cattle-baron neighbors, who wanted her land and its precious water rights. Some people knew the truth from the start. Their voices were drowned out by the all-powerful Wyoming Stock Growers Association. And those who dared speak out - including the eyewitnesses to the hangings - either disappeared or mysteriously died. There was no one left to testify against the vigilantes when the case eventually came to trial. Her six killers walked away scot-free. But the legend was stronger than the truth. For over a century, newspapers, magazines, books, and movies spread her ugly legacy.

Now, on the 125th anniversary of her murder, the real Ella comes alive in Cattle Kate to tell her heartbreaking story. Jana Bommersbach's debut novel bares a legend central to the western experience.

    

Used availability for Jana Bommersbach's Cattle Kate

Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0302-4 / 978-1-4642-0302-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0303-2 / 978-1-4642-0303-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0304-0 / 978-1-4642-0304-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7944-9 / 978-1-4830-7944-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Cattle Kate: Library Edition
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7942-2 / 978-1-4830-7942-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7943-0 / 978-1-4830-7943-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK