Sagebrush

Rated 4.20/5 based on 10 reviews
Still half asleep, Michael looked up at his parents sitting on the buckboard of their covered wagon and saw an arrow penetrate his father's chest. Then he saw his mother being dragged from the wagon by two Indians. His mother fell from the wagon and disappeared from his sight and from his life forever. Now he was all alone.
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About William Wayne Dicksion

William Wayne "Bill" Dicksion was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, the descendant of pioneers of the early American West. He grew up steeped in the lore of their adventures. Writing is his way of sharing the stories he remembers and enjoyed. He has traveled extensively and is educated in science and literature. He and his wife live in Hawaii, where he does his writing.

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Review by: Peggy Toelken on July 30, 2013 :
This book is a fun read! It has it all: an exciting, edge of your seat beginning; a struggle for survival; a love story; and a triumph over a greedy cattle baron. The beautiful descriptions of the Western plains made the story come alive. I especially love the courage and spirit of young Michael (Sagebrush) as he struggles to survive alone. The plot is strong and carries you to a satisfying conclusion. If you like Westerns, you will love this book.
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Review by: Irene Dee on June 13, 2013 :
I found this book to be totally uninteresting. The plot feels so contrived. I tried three times to get into it but just couldn't. I found the writing style too terse and jerky, for lack of a better word. It just didn't flow. I felt like I was reading a book written for a twelve year old but I didn't see anywhere that it was classified as a young adult book.
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Review by: Michael McQuaid on June 10, 2013 :
This is the first book by this Author that I have read. It will not be the last.

Good writing, good story. Good book.
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Review by: Virginia Conlin on June 01, 2013 :
Excellent! Had trouble sleeping because I didn't want to stop reading. The history was real and a there have been many documented cases of children surviving alone. I can't wait to read the sequel. A very well written book that I will recommend.
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Review by: Karsen Max on Nov. 02, 2012 :
After reading other reviews, I had high hopes for Sagebrush but I became skeptical early on by the deus ex machina manner in which Michael survived and lived undetected until his unlikely introduction to the Indian tribe. It lost me completely when he apparently became fluent in their language within a matter of days and used the phrase "Thank you for sharing that information". It had the sappy, syrupy overtones of a Disney Indian portrayal.
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Review by: ACWinOH on Aug. 14, 2012 :
This is an amazing story. Lots of interesting narrative and Austenish dialog. I'd like to find this in print to add to my Desert Island library! Reading the sequel right now.
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Review by: Pat Ritter on May 03, 2012 :
Sagebrush is a magnificent story, in so much, after I downloaded it onto my kindle reader and started to read it, I couldn't put it down.

Waking up at three o'clock in the morning wanting to know what happened next is a novel I love to read and enjoy.

Thank you Bill for writing a wonderful story.
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Review by: Gail M Baugniet on Aug. 04, 2011 :
Sagebrush and its sequel, PUMA Son of Mountain Lion, are set in the 1800s, when America's western frontier was still home to the buffalo and wolf. These are stories of treacherous times that required both muscle and cunning intellect for man to survive.

In Sagebrush, a boy is forced to hide in the wilderness after his parents are killed during an unprovoked Indian attack. Michael quickly teaches himself the skills necessary for him to remain alive, always with the goal of fulfilling a pledge made by his father.

Detailed passages are realistically written with in-depth knowledge of the untamed era, its terrain, and the trials of a boy who would earn his manhood through strength of character. The sequel advances the story to the next generation with the same intriguing historical background.

Skillfully woven into the stories are the psychology and natural instincts that helped unite members of two differing nations, a lesson that could well serve current governments.

I purchased both books in the printed format (before I owned an e-reader.)These books deserve 5-star ratings for the personal historical content imparted by the author.
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Review by: oldcar on April 25, 2011 :
A fast moving, thoroughly enjoyable read. Great book.
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Review by: Gene Parola on Feb. 08, 2011 :
I read all of Bill Dicksion's books when they were in print and discovered a marvelous story teller. It was interesting that when I met him I realized that I had heard that soft Oklahoma color in his printed words.
Bill, captures the American Southwest so well because he grew up there and looked carefully around at that world. And he recaptures it with both objectivity and nostalgia that has a real ring of truth to it.
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