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The Call of the Canyon

by Zane Grey

Condition: Very Good


This is the Walter J. Black version of bi-color (cream and red) boards with a blue and red title on the spine with gold lettering. Easy to pick up and read. Very Good. Carefully used. Generally clean with a few smudges from use.

This story focuses on the journey of Glenn Kilbourne and Carley Burch, an engaged couple who travel to Arizona after Glenn returns from WWI. After Glenn goes to Arizona for rest and recuperation, Carley decides to meet him there to bring him back to New York and their pre-war socialite existence. She is surprised and challenged by Glenn's lifestyle and a rival for his affections. Her love for Glenn and her love of her city life put her into a tug of war, yet she discovers something in the beauty and freedom of the open spaces there that offers the possibility of a new, more enriching life. How she reconciles the two are the ultimate outcome of the book. Shipped within 48 hours of confirmed purchase.


From the book:What subtle strange message had come to her out of the West? Carley Burch laid the letter in her lap and gazed dreamily through the window. It was a day typical of early April in New York, rather cold and gray, with steely sunlight. Spring breathed in the air, but the women passing along Fifty-seventh Street wore furs and wraps. She heard the distant clatter of an L train and then the hum of a motor car. A hurdy-gurdy jarred into the interval of quiet. Glenn has been gone over a year, she mused, "three months over a year-and of all his strange letters this seems the strangest yet." She lived again, for the thousandth time, the last moments she had spent with him. It had been on New-Year's Eve, 1918. They had called upon friends who were staying at the McAlpin, in a suite on the twenty-first floor overlooking Broadway. And when the last quarter hour of that eventful and tragic year began slowly to pass with the low swell of whistles and bells, Carley's friends had discreetly left her alone with her lover, at the open window, to watch and hear the old year out, the new year in. Glenn Kilbourne had returned from France early that fall, shell-shocked and gassed, and otherwise incapacitated for service in the army-a wreck of his former sterling self and in many unaccountable ways a stranger to her. Cold, silent, haunted by something, he had made her miserable with his aloofness. But as the bells began to ring out the year that had been his ruin Glenn had drawn her close, tenderly, passionately, and yet strangely, too.


  • Bookseller: Angelsoar Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 109LHMR
  • Title: The Call of the Canyon
  • Author: Zane Grey
  • Format/binding: Hardcover with no jacket
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Walter J. Black
  • Place: Roslyn, New York
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: Fiction Historical American West


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