The Story About Two Novels With Loners From Before Our Socially Distant Days

Behind-the-scenes of a legendary Western and an iconic piece of English literature

These days we’re keeping our distance from each other. That’s similar to how the characters of two novels highlighted in this issue of Bidwell Hollow lived.

One protagonist was a loner who, at least for a time, found solace in aiding a community in its time of need. Another gets marooned against his will but finds peace in isolation. Both books have sig…

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