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Tie My Bones to Her Back

(1996)
(The Buffalo Runners)
A novel by

 
 
After her parents' deaths and the recession force her out of her home in 1873, Jenny Dousmann heads for the Wild West. She knows that if she can find her brother, Otto, a Civil War veteran, he'll take care of her.

When they finally reunite, Jenny is surprised to find that Otto has been working as a buffalo hunter and is struggling even to support himself. The number of hunters in the West has increased rapidly, and buffalo has become scarce. To make matters worse, the whites and the native Indians are constantly at war, putting everyone in the area in danger.

Their first winter alone in the West is devastating: Jenny is raped by two US soldiers passing through the area, while Otto is crippled during a blizzard. They are discovered, near death, by a member of a nearby Cheyenne tribe. Two Shields is an Indian buffalo skinner, and he vows to keep them safe. To do so, Two Shields asks them to become members of his tribe. He promises to teach them how to hunt like his people and to live simply on the land. Jenny and Otto must decide if they should continue to depend on only each other or if they should put their lives in the hands of a man who is supposed to be their enemy.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns-books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians-are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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"I kept saying ‘wow’ with awe and respect as I read it. Tie My Bones to Her Back is a terrific book. Exciting, fascinating, beautifully written." - Elmore Leonard


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May 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Robert F Jones
ISBN: 0-7838-1986-2 / 978-0-7838-1986-0 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back
Author(s): Robert F Jones
ISBN: 0-374-27759-1 / 978-0-374-27759-8 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back: A Novel
Author(s): Robert F Jones
ISBN: 1-62636-574-1 / 978-1-62636-574-2 (USA edition)
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Buffalo Runners
Author(s): Robert F Jones
ISBN: 0-312-96570-2 / 978-0-312-96570-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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April 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back
Author(s): Robert F Jones
ISBN: 0-7490-0284-0 / 978-0-7490-0284-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back: A Novel
Author(s): Robert F Jones
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Title: Tie My Bones to Her Back: A Novel
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