Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that when we moved I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

The book that I am featuring this week is one that I have read several times. I live in South Dakota and this author is a SD native. The Work of Wolves was selected as the One Book South Dakota book in 2005. I had the pleasure of attending several of his talks throughout the state. And I ended up with 2 copies of this fabulous book. One of you could win it! 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

The Work of Wolves

The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
Paperback, 407 pages
Published July 11th 2005 by Mariner Books 

When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding bought his first horse from Magnus Yarborough, it became clear that the teenager was a better judge of horses than the rich landowner was of humans. Years later, Carson, now a skilled and respected horse trainer, grudgingly agrees to train Magnus's horses and teach his wife to ride. But as Carson becomes disaffected with the power-hungry Magnus, he also grows more and more attracted to the rancher's wife, and their relationship sets off a violent chain of events that unsettles their quiet reservation border town in South Dakota. Thrown into the drama are Earl Walks Alone, an Indian trying to study his way out of the reservation and into college, and Willi, a German exchange student confronting his family's troubled history. 

In this unforgettable story of horses, love, and life, Carson and the entire ensemble of characters learn, in very different ways, about the strong bonds that connect people to each other and to the land on which they live.

About the author

Kent Meyers, associate professor of humanities and writer-in-residence at Black Hills State University, received the Best Fiction award for his novel Twisted Tree at the High Plains Book Awards in Billings, Mont.

This is the second major literary award Twisted Tree has won. In May it won The Society of Midland Authors award in fiction, which covers a twelve-state region in the Midwest. Twisted Tree has received rave reviews from New York Times, the Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

A previous novel of Meyers, The Work of Wolves, was selected for the One Book South Dakota in 2005.

The High Plains Book Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect on life on the High Plains, including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Be sure to check the sidebar for my current giveaways!


  1. I have never been to South Dakota and have never been on a horse. I do really like the description of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. It looks like a great book for me to read!

  3. I have never been to South Dakota nor worked with horses. Thanks for this captivating giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I have been to South Dakato, but I have not had any experiences with horses. I rode once when I was very young, but that doesn't really count.


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