When the Civil War ended, Gil Hooley journeyed out West, figuring that if there was any market left for his hand-crafted tents, it would be on the wide open frontier. But when his wagon breaks down in the middle of nowhere, a community begins to grow around him, one tent at a time, until Gil finds himself the unlikely leader-and defender-of his own town. Clay Reynolds tells the tale of a man who discovers that even if a place wasn't your destination, it might still be your destiny.

With an all-new introduction to the Baen Ebook Edition.

Clay Reynolds is the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award.

""Ambitious and absorbing."" - Larry McMurtry on The Tentmaker

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Praise for this book

"Poignant...This story, about a man who makes his mark on the world despite his best efforts not to, is a faulty constructed and substantive work." - Stephen Harrigan

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Paperback Editions

November 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Tentmaker
Author(s): Clay Reynolds
ISBN: 0-425-18270-3 / 978-0-425-18270-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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Kindle Editions

December 2002 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Tentmaker
Author(s): Clay Reynolds
Publisher: Baen Books
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