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All the poor blind seamstress needs is a little money and a few honest breaks in order to raise four sons on her own whole holding on to the family farm. What she doesn't count on is a petty thief breaking into her house to evade capture. Instead of turning him in, she decides to safeguard him from a lynching posse. Now with the entire town against her and a crooked gang oAll the poor blind seamstress needs is a little money and a few honest breaks in order to raise four sons on her own whole holding on to the family farm. What she doesn't count on is a petty thief breaking into her house to evade capture. Instead of turning him in, she decides to safeguard him from a lynching posse. Now with the entire town against her and a crooked gang out to drive her off her land, it's up to this two-bit-thief, inspired by her sense of justice, to become a protector and fighter...even with the odds completely against him... • In the "New York Times" bestselling tradition of Zane Gray, Larry McMurtry, and Cormac McCarthy. • Film rights for All God's Children has been optioned by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks. • Thomas Eidson is also author of "St. Agnes' Stand" and "The Last Ride" • "St. Agnes' Stand" also won the Best First Novel and Best Western Novel from the Western Writers of America. • "St. Agnes' Stand" won the "Thumping" Good Fiction Award from W.H. Smith in the U.K. and was shortlisted for the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year Award. • Film rights for "St. Agnes' Stand have been sold to Miramax, and will be directed by Michael Winterbottom. • We have another novel coming from Thomas Eidson....

Title : All God's Children
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ISBN : 9780451190819
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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All God's Children Reviews

  • John Yelverton
    2019-04-06 21:37

    It was a descent novel, but I quite honestly don't think that I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Jim
    2019-03-25 22:37

    Nearly forgotten, Eidson is one of the top Western writers, telling stories of a par with Cowboy Bill of the Texas Rangers (Texas is Proud). Overall, this story was a bit twee, a bit too politically correct with the heroes being a blind woman, a black man and some Japanese, with the villains being various white poor trash. Could he have played a better minority suite? The story kept me going despite the feeling that contemporary mores were being plastered anachronistically all over the Old West, and even a weak ending didn't distract too much from the tale, or tales, given the variety of sub-plots, romances and characters woven through. If only half of the novels I read attempted so many themes, the attractions of fiction might be all the stronger.

  • Emma
    2019-03-31 03:36

    I loved this book because the characters rang true. I identify with mothers that embarrass their sons and try to do the right thing but question their judgement. I see why those with a cynical world view would hate the ending but my experience is that people do make unpredictable choices.

  • Carol Hislop
    2019-04-01 19:32

    Any book by Thomas Eidson is good in my view. All of his books are set in the Wild West, but even if you aren't a fan of films like "the good, the bad and the ugly", "Shane" or "Gunfight at the OK Corral" I think you will enjoy reading Thomas Eidson's works.

  • Juanita
    2019-03-26 01:32

    Although I only read this in a Readers Digest Select Editions, I found it quite enjoyable. Got a little too "Hollywood" in the end though.

  • Marvin
    2019-03-26 22:28

    In late 19th-century Kansas, a blind Quaker woman whose husband has died at the hands of his persecutors faces the challenges of raising three sons to share her ideals of nonviolence while sheltering an African American fugitive from mob violence (who makes his way in the world by fighting his way) and a Japanese American family unjustly set adrift by the community. It could have been a powerful story, but the writing is bad, with emotions unnecessarily contrived and a happy ending totally out of character with the rest of the narrative and simply not believable.

  • Gary Mcgibbon
    2019-04-08 03:43

    Dull, drab & very slow. Now for the good bits: Lack of interest or plot to keep the reader entertained. No depth or angle, nothing to urge you back.I do love some of Thomas Eidson's work, such as: St Agnus' Stand, but this comes nowhere near that kind of literature! I would however recommend this book...oh yes!If you find that you are unable to sleep, then try this book. Works every time without the need for pills.

  • Dhali
    2019-04-05 20:28

    Some nicely done elements - the reveal of Pearl's blindness for example - but there's a lot of telling rather than showing. It was an interesting plot but towards the end the list of difficulties became a bit farcical.

  • Dianne
    2019-04-10 03:24

    I read this book a long time ago and I remember it being very thought provoking and enjoyable as well. I think I need to read it again and see if it was as good as I remember because I haven't been as impressed with other books by this author.

  • Liz Gibbs
    2019-04-08 00:19

    [appx. 11/2002 - no comments]

  • Rachel Deeming
    2019-04-21 00:45

    Great. Typical Eidson.

  • Kathryn Spurgeon
    2019-03-27 21:26

    My favorite book this year. Definitely worth reading.

  • Kim Faires
    2019-03-24 19:28

    Good premise, but it seemed to fall apart at the end.