Time It Never Rained

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“The Time It Never Rained is not just one of the best novels ever written by a Texan. It is one of the treasures of American literature ” It is one of the treasures of American literature ” ― John Erickson, author of The Devil in Texas and the "Hank the Cowdog" series/5().

The novel is set in West Texas during the 50’s Elmer Kelton wrote in the prologue of The Time It Never Rained: "Men grumbled, but you learned to live with the dry spells if you stayed in West Texas; there were more dry spells than wet ones. No one expected another drought like that of ’/5. The Time It Never Rained is not just one of the best novels ever written by a Texan.

It is one of the treasures of American literature It is one of the treasures of American literature author of The Devil in Texas and the "Hank the Cow John Erickson4/4(12). Elmer Kelton's "The Time It Never Rained" absolutely accurately portrays ranch life in the 50s, the drought, and the effects on all who lived through it.

When the book was first published, I knew of many who did not want to read it because the drought had been just too painful to relive/5(). The Time It Never Rained is a Western novel by the American author Elmer Kelton. The book tells the story of a West Texas rancher in the s who struggles through years of drought to maintain his farm on his own without sacrificing his values or independence.

The Time It Never Rained by Kelton Elmer - John Schultz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained, First Edition, Signed - AbeBooks. Charlie Flagg won't accept government allotments for feed for his dying cattle and sheep; he'd rather lose land and switch to goats (they go anywhere and don't hardly need nothing to eat) out in Rio Seco, Texas, in the worst drought since ' Events vindicate him as the government in its bureaucratic farm-program confusion does what six years of no rain haven't: Charlie's more prosperous.

The Time It Never Rained is an unusual Western by Elmer Kelton. The story is based around actual events - specifically, the Texas drought of the early s - which the author experienced both as a friend and relative of ranchers and as a reporter for the ranching industry. Find books like The Time It Never Rained from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Time It Never Rained also liked. Why worry they said. It would rain this fall. It always has. But it didn’t and many a boy would become a man before the land became green again. This is how Elmer Kelton’s superb Texas novel, “The Time It Never Rained,” begins.

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The s drought is a major character asserting itself, maliciously and unceasingly, throughout the book. “ The Time It Never Rained is not just one of the best novels ever written by a Texan.

It is one of the treasures of American literature ” — John Erickson, author of The Devil in Texas and the "Hank the Cowdog" series “ one of the dozen or so best novels written by an American in this century.”.

" The Time It Never Rained is not just one of the best novels ever written by a Texan. It is one of the treasures of American literature " -- John Erickson, author of The Devil in Texas and the "Hank the Cowdog" series " one of the dozen or Author: Elmer Kelton.

ELMER KELTON () was the seven-time Spur Award-winning author of more than forty novels and the recipient of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement award.

His books included the Texas Rangers and Sons of Texas series, The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff, and Hard Trail to Follow. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist.

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Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on December Pages:   The Time It Never Rained Published by User, 15 years ago Being a Texan in Texas during the drought Elmer Kelton describes in The Time It Never Rained, he seems to write about it first hand/5(6).

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., Early printing of this magnificent novel by the "Best Western Writer of All Time", as voted by the Western Writers of America.

A classic tale, as are all his, of ranching, challenges and cha The Time It Never Rained by Kelton, Elmer COVID Update. The time it never rained by Elmer Kelton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained, Signed - AbeBooks Passion for books.

The Time It Never Rained is a work of art that should be admired by every reader. It is more than a historical fiction or a western; it is a complete investigation of a particular period of life. Elmer Kelton said about his work afterwards that those who remained and succeeded to survive the struggle became resilient and n:   "The Time It Never Rained was inspired by actual events, when the longest and most severe drought in living memory pressed ranchers and farmers to the outer limits of courage and endurance."—Elmer Kelton, Seven-time Spur Award-winning author Rio Seco was too small to afford a professional manager for its one-room Chamber of Commerce/5(41).

The Time It Never Rained. By: Elmer Kelton. Narrated by: George Guidall. Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins. Categories: Fiction, Westerns. out of 5 stars. ( ratings) Free with. The Time It Never Rained By Elmer Kelton - FictionDB.

Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time : Elmer Kelton. Here a reader meets flesh-and-blood people of an earlier time, in a story that will grab and hold you from the first to the last page."-Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee on The Time It Never Rained " The Time It Never Rained is not just one of the best novels ever written by a Texan.

Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Among his best-known works have been The Time It Never Rained and The Good Old Boys, the latter made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones.

He served in the infantry in World War II/5(2). Eight Kelton novels, Buffalo Wagons, The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, Eyes of the Hawk, Slaughter, The Far Canyon, Many a River, and The Way of the Coyote, have won Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America.

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Peers in the WWA also named him as the greatest Western writer of Occupation: Journalist, Writer, Novelist. "The Time It Never Rained was inspired by actual events, when the longest and most severe drought in living memory pressed ranchers and farmers to the outer limits of courage and endurance."--Elmer Kelton Rio Seco was too small to afford a professional manager for its one-room Chamber of Commerce/5(K).

The Time It Never Rained is a masterpiece that should be enjoyed by anybody who enjoys either great historical fiction or strong character studies. While Kelton is basically a writer of westerns, the novel’s s settings escapes all the negative connotations of the genre (no good guys vs bad guys, no shootouts, no cowboys vs indians) while.

In the s, West Texas suffered the longest drought in the memory of most men then living. By that time, Charlie Flagg, the central character of this novel, was one of a dying breed of men who wrested their living from the harsh land of West Texas.

The struggle made them fiercely independent, a trait personified in Charlie’s persistence throughout the seven dry years, his refusal to accept. His most acclaimed work is the novel, The Time It Never Rained, which is NOT a western. Yes, it’s set in West Texas, but a western is set during the time before the frontier was closed.

Yes, it’s set in West Texas, but a western is set during the time before the frontier was closed. The Time it Never Rained is a novel set West Texas and inspired by actual events when a severe drought that forever remains in memories of many ranchers and farmers pressed them to their out limits of endurance and courage.

Kelton, the author of the book, was there but not as a rancher but as an agriculture journalist. Forged from Elmer Kelton's s observations of drought-ravaged West Texas, this Spur Award winner-written by the WWA's greatest Western writer-tells the compelling story of one rancher's struggle to maintain his independence.

But as rainless years continue and farmers and ranchers sell their souls for federal hand-outs, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his Author: Elmer Kelton.

The Time It Never Rained by Elmer Kelton starting at $ The Time It Never Rained has 10 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace4/5(1). "The Time It Never Rained" seemed to start out a little like "The Grapes of Wrath," but Steinbeck never lived in a dusty West Texas town and never developed characters like these.

I remember my grandfather being as stubborn as characters in this book; a local banker who was as well-meaning and just as eccentric as the one Kelton brings to life /5().

The Time It Never Rained - The Time It Never Rained audiobook, by Elmer Kelton Forged from Elmer Kelton's s observations of drought-ravaged West Texas, this Spur Award winner-written by the WWA's greatest Western writer-tells the compelling story of one rancher's struggle to maintain his independence/5.