Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.
A bright first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with light foxing in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear.
The Burning Season is the harrowing, true story of a teenage boy's journey across a lawless and violent California frontier in 1858. Teaming up with a group of criminals, John Ross sets out to make a new life for himself and his younger sister after their parents are killed by mountain men. But Ross quickly discovers that life in the wilds is far from easy - the hardscrabble land is ravaged by drought, and the ruthless gangs of bandits and thieves that rule the region are always ready to take advantage of the weak. Forced to battle both the elements and the merciless predators of the wilderness, Ross gradually builds a small band of supporters, and together they begin to make a stand against the gangs and the mountain men. But their efforts are quickly undone by a series of devastating tragedies. As Ross and his followers struggle to survive, they are swept up in a brutal and bloodthirsty war that will ultimately determine the fate of the entire frontier.
This book is about; 8vo; 317 pages; FSA.