The Lure of the Dim Trails, published in 1907, is a western novel that centers around an author that returns home to the West in order to find material to write on.
The Lure of the Dim Trails by B.M. Bower
Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowan, n?e Muzzy (November 15, 1871 – July 23, 1940), best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. Her works, featuring cowboys and cows of the Flying R Ranch in Montana, reflected "an interest in ranch life, the use of working cowboys as main characters (even in romantic plots), the occasional appearance of eastern types for the sake of contrast, a sense of western geography as simultaneously harsh and grand, and a good deal of factual attention to such matters as cattle branding and bronc busting.
|Title: The Lure of the Dim Trails|
Author(s): B M Bower
ISBN: 1-4065-5794-3 / 978-1-4065-5794-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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This book-collection file includes: Cabin Fever, Casey Ryan, Chip of the Flying U, Cow-Country, Flying U Ranch, The Flying-U's Last Stand, Good Indian, The Gringos, The Happy Family, Her Prairie Knight, The Heritage of the Sioux, Jean of the Lazy A, Lonesome Land, The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories, The Long Shadow, The Lookout Man, The Lure of the Dim Trails, The Phantom Herd, The Quirt, The Range Dwellers, Rowdy of the "Cross L", Skyrider, Starr of the Desert, The Thunder Bird, The Trail of the White Mule, and The Uphill Climb. According to Wikipedia: "Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowan, née Muzzy (November 15, 1871 – July 23, 1940), best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American novelist who wrote fictional stories about the American Old West."
A vivid portrayal of the experience of an Eastern author, among the cowboys of the West, in search of "local color" for a new novel. "Bud" Thurston learns many a lesson while following "the lure of the dim trails" but the hardest, and probably the most welcome, is that of love.