Thorndike Press

The Kid

  • Ron Hansen
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  • ISBN-10: 141049828X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498281
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 488 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017

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Hardcover Genre Value - Large Print Standing Order Plan

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You receive one Mystery‚ one Romance‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best from our existing hardcover plans.

Hardcover Westerns - Large Print Standing Order Plan

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Features the best of the New West and the Old West. A mixture of newly published contemporary and traditional Westerns by award-winning and well-known authors in the genre.



In The Kid, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing readers back into the late 1800s and into Billy’s boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable read about a uniquely American anti-hero.


Customer Reviews

“. . . entertaining and lively . . . Hansen’s colorful description of the New Mexico Territory as a lawless land of lying politicians and thieving businessmen is historically accurate, resulting in an excellent, transportive read.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“A rich tapestry [and] evenhanded literary portrait.”

— Library Journal