by Mark Marshall
File Size: 1012 KB
Publication Date: October 2, 2014
Available at Amazon
Here is the book blurb:
Clayton Hays is just orphaned and just thirteen as he rides with his uncle on Interstate 20 across West Texas. On the way, amid a blinding dust storm, Clayton finds the faith and the hope to carry on into manhood.The author recounts that when he was getting ready to write this, he drove up and down the I-20, showing up at cattle auctions so often that the cowhands started making friends with him. The story reflects his Anglican faith and is inspired by The Book of Common Prayer.
That drive begins a long ride through drought and loss for him and for friends he gains on the way, including Bowie Smith, an old cowboy who talks straight but harbors deep regret, and Leslie Johns, a compassionate young woman trying to develop relationships with the stoic men in her life in her search for companionship and for a father for her boy. They travel down Texas highways and through dusty cattle yards to the destination where the future must be faced, faith grasped, and hard choices made - Pilot Point.
A modern setting of traditional Western themes, Pilot Point is Mark Marshall’s début novel.
That made me look up the Book of Common Prayer - there are a lot of versions of it on Amazon, but this Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition seems to be the most well-regarded for everyday use.
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