The Smiling Country



Twenty Years Ago, In The Good Old Boys, Elmer Kelton Introduced One Of The Most Beloved Characters In Western Fiction, The Texas Cowboy Hewey Calloway.Hewey Returns In The Smiling Country It Is Now 1910 And His Freewheeling Life Is Coming To An End The Fences, Trucks, And Automobiles He Hates Are Creeping In Even To Remote Alpine, In The Smiling Country Of West Texas When He Is Badly Injured Trying To Break A Renegade Horse, He Thinks For The First Time Of His Future And Sees The Loneliness That Awaits Him, And Regrets His Decision To Run Away From The Only Woman He Had Ever Loved, The Schoolteacher Spring Renfro The Smiling Country Is Filled With Humor, Love, And The Lore Of The Cowboy Life At A Time When The Great, Free, Open Ranges Of The West Were Adjusting To A New, Technological Era It Is Destined To Stand, As So Many Kelton Books Have, Among The Great Western Novels Of All Time.The Smiling Country

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Smiling Country
  • Elmer Kelton
  • English
  • 24 October 2017
  • 0812540190

10 thoughts on “The Smiling Country

  1. says:

    This is the final chapter of the tale of Hewey Calloway the stubborn cowboy who stole hearts in Kelton s The Good Old Boys but can be read as a quality, stand alone book The story opens four years down the road from The Good Old Boys, with Hewey beginning to experience symptoms of old age and trying desperately to ignore them, while still seeking the ideal of a West he was born too late to see He rides with Skip, a young farmer turned cowhand eerily similar to Hewey in his younger days This is the final chapter of the tale of Hewey Calloway the stubborn cowboy who stole hearts in Kelton s The Good Old Boys but can be read as a quality, stand alone book The story opens four years down the road from The Good Old Boys, with Hewey beginning to experience symptoms of old age and trying desperately to ignore them, while still seeking the ideal of a West he was born too late to see He rides with Skip, a young farmer turned cowhand eerily similar to Hewey in his younger days But Hewey doesn t find the fun in Skip s antics like he once would have and instead feels yoked with the responsibility of keeping the boy out of harm When Hewey s nephew Tommy hires on with their employer things get even worse, and Hewey finds himself in a world of trouble Most of our favorite characters return C.C., Fat, Walter, Eve, Alvin Lawde...

  2. says:

    I am an Elmer Kelton fan, so when I dashed into the library I headed for the K section As usual Kelton did not disappoint However, I suspect I would have enjoyed The Smiling Country evenif I had previously read The Good Old Boys and become acquainted with the characters I am not familiar with the West Texas of 1910 but I did live in Arizona in 1947 and can share Hewey s nostalgia about being able to ride across unfenced open land The then small hamlet of Scottsdale had one paved bl I am an Elmer Kelton fan, so when I dashed into the library I headed for the K section As usual Kelton did...

  3. says:

    The Smilling Cowboy Elmer Kelton The final book of the Hewey Calloway series all a good read What a cowboys life was really like at the turn of the century in south west Texas gave it 5 stars

  4. says:

    Great character Very funny Aplus.

  5. says:

    copied and pasted from KIRKUS REVIEWWestern storyteller Kelton Cloudy in the West, 1997, etc returns for his fortieth plus novel, a sequel to 1978 s The Good Old Boys that again features hang loose Hewey Calloway, circa 1910, as his lovable old Smiling Country of West Texas fades into the automobile age We first meet Hewey chasing a longhorn bull on the loose, an animal that symbolizes the breed of overmuscled, hardscr...

  6. says:

    There are at least two Elmer Kelton statues in San Angelo, celebrating this long time San Angeloan, local journalist editor, and Western writer The Smiling Country is a later book of his Kirkus calls it his fortieth plus, as if they ve lost count and it follows a recurring character of Kelton s, aging cowboy Hewey Calloway.Calloway s aging out of the cowpuncher demographic, but is refusing to settle down in the nice middle management position of ranch foreman On top of that, his young neph There are at least two Elmer Kelton statues in San Angelo, celebrating this long time San Angeloan, local journalist editor, and Western writer The Smiling Country is a later book of his Kirkus calls it his fortieth plus, as if they ve lost count and it follows a recurring character of Kelton s, aging cowboy Hewey Calloway.Calloway s aging out of the cowpuncher demographic, but is refusing to settle down in the nice middle management position of ranch foreman On top of that, his young nephew wants to apprentice himself to Hewey over the objections of his mother and in defiance of economic rationality why learn to herd cattle at 25 month when you could learn how to drive a car at 50 month But character really takes a back seat in this story to setting, West Texas, 19...

  7. says:

    Hmm I love cowboys, horses, westerns, historical fiction etc etc I don t quite understand the rave reviews for this book I have never read Kelton before The writing is very simplistic which I actually like but overall this story while pleasant is just a bit too boring And I don t ask for much I prefer stories with minimal violence and that are not overtly erotic It takes a special writer to engage the r...

  8. says:

    Elmer Kelton is a different kind of Western writer He is probably much closer to reality than many other writers who talk about cowboys who always packed a gun and used it several times a day I really enjoyed his The Time it Never Rained which made me realize why Ezra Taft Benson who was Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower was so worried about socialism in America This particular book takes up the story of Hewey Calloway four years after the narrative stopped in his The Good Old Boys Elmer Kelton is a different kind of Western writer He is probably much closer to reality than many other writers who talk about cowboys who always packed a gun and used it several times a day I really enjoyed his The Time it Never Rained which made me realize why Ezra Taft Benson wh...

  9. says:

    Now that I have read all three of the Hewey Calloway series of books, I would recommend that people read them, not chronologically but in the order that they were written, starting with the Good Old Boys, moving to The Smiling Country, then reading the prequel Six Bits a Day.I enjoy that Elmer Kelton picks the sunset of the days of the cowboy for most of his books This is an enjoyable novel that shows how a cowboy adjusts to what he finally realizes is the end of the cowboy era and the changing Now that I have read all three of the Hewey Calloway series of books, I would recommend that people read...

  10. says:

    The Smiling Country tells the story of Hewey Calloway, a cowboy in 1910 who is in denial of his age and the fact that he may not be able to do as much as he once could The novel, although not very long, was rather difficult to get through because there was a lack of a good plot, if any at all I think that it may have beeninteresting had I been familiar with the characters from Kelton s previous novel, The Good Old Boys It was, however, fun to rea...

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