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Mavericks

(1967)
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"Old Jake Hanlon sits on the edge of the mesa and looks out over miles of southwestern plain," starts Jack Schaefer's all-ages novel Mavericks. Old Jake Hanlon is "ancient and craglike, weathered and withered . . . something like a worn rocky butte himself." Living in his memories, Hanlon prefers to reflect on his youth, when he lived every cowboy's dream, rather than think about the old man he has become, now labeled "a decrepit old nuisance" by the folks in town. Ultimately, it is Old Jake's recollection of the tales of his past - stories of endurance, strength, compassion, and cunning - that helps prepare him for death.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Schaefer was a journalist and writer known for his authentic and memorable characters set in the American West. Schaefer received the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1975 and the Saddleman Award in 1986 from the Western Writers of America. His popular Western novels include Shane (1949) and Monte Walsh (1963).

ACCLAIM
"Unabashedly sentimental, this has some stunning scenes and a rhythm as smooth as a slow canter. And Old Jake, symbol of the best of the old West, leaves some indestructible memories." -- Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Western

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Used availability for Jack Schaefer's Mavericks

Hardback Editions

September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-233-96076-7 / 978-0-233-96076-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-395-07089-9 / 978-0-395-07089-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-8263-5859-4 / 978-0-8263-5859-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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April 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-552-10139-7 / 978-0-552-10139-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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November 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-552-08568-5 / 978-0-552-08568-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mavericks
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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