September Dove

by Pat Calfee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 560
ISBN : 9781418458102
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 560
ISBN : 9781425918255
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 560
ISBN : 9781418458119

About the Book

September Dove, a must read epic, begins in 1949 on the Texas\Mexican border.

Adhering to the times, and with a ‘fifties’ spin on morality and work ethics, September Dove is heartwarming, sad, and humorous. Written in a narrative style that is refreshing, painfully honest, and almost primal. Gripping human experiences and bare-naked emotions are artfully exposed. An endearing storytelling triumph, that includes seldom revealed, but accurate, history lessons, from the ‘wetback’ camps of the era, to the authentic practices of a Central Texas working ranch.

Seen through the eyes of a young, eccentric girl, Farley Marie Sebastian, this story, has it all, unforgettable characters, a strong, thought-provoking plot, adventure, action and ‘soul-deep’ love. You will bond with these people, and you will laugh and cry.

Farley, a dusky beauty, is saddled with, yet strengthened by, her strict, ‘fundamental’, religious background. Plagued by many suitors, and due to a tragedy, she comes to consider her beauty a sinful curse, rather than a genetic blessing.

The author clearly has an amazing grasp of humanity and remarkable descriptive abilities. The dreadful camp conditions, and the brutal ranch practices are poignantly vivid. Humor, action and interesting people and settings offer genderless appeal.

About the Author

Pat was born in Harlingen, Texas, on the fifth of May, Cinco de Mayo, 1938.

She attended Pan American State University, Edinburg Texas, and writing courses at San Angelo State University. Her private travels include eleven countries.  She is multi-lingual, English, Tex/Mex, Spanish and fluent Texan.

Pat has been published numerous times; her short story/essay, ‘The Epic Watchin’ of Lonesome Dove’, became a permanent part of the Southwest Writers Collection at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.

She has lived and worked with her husband/cowboy for forty plus years on a Texas  working ranch. Her greatest contribution to the world is daughter Buddie Ann and granddaughter Stevie Ann, and no, her husband is not called ‘Bubba’, but close. Stay tuned.