Where Coyotes Howl Where Coyotes Howl

Where Coyotes Howl

    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings
    • $19.99

    • $19.99

Publisher Description

"...exhilarating and hard to resist." —The Washington Post on the Westering Women audiobook

"Addictive. Highly recommended!"—
Paulette Jiles, New York Times bestselling author of News of the World

"Németh-Parker delivers a powerful performance, smoothly transitioning to several different characters throughout the audiobook. Her captivating storytelling will evoke tears, especially during the heartrending climax and bittersweet conclusion."- AudioFile

Beautifully rendered, Where Coyotes Howl is a vivid and deeply affecting ode to the early twentieth century West, from master storyteller Sandra Dallas.

Except for the way they loved each other, they were just ordinary, everyday folks. Just ordinary.

1916. The two-street town of Wallace is not exactly what Ellen Webster had in mind when she accepted a teaching position in Wyoming, but within a year’s time she’s fallen in love—both with the High Plains and with a handsome cowboy named Charlie Bacon. Life is not easy in the flat, brown corner of the state where winter blizzards are unforgiving and the summer heat relentless. But Ellen and Charlie face it all together, their relationship growing stronger with each shared success, and each deeply felt tragedy.

Ellen finds purpose in her work as a rancher’s wife and in her bonds with other women settled on the prairie. Not all of them are so lucky as to have loving husbands, not all came to Wallace willingly, and not all of them can survive the cruel seasons. But they look out for each other, share their secrets, and help one another in times of need. And the needs are great and constant. The only city to speak of, Cheyenne, is miles away, making it akin to the Wild West in rural Wallace. In the end, it is not the trials Ellen and Charlie face together that make them remarkable, but their love for one another that endures through it all.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press.

Stephanie Németh-Parker
hr min
April 18
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

JimRFranks ,


What a phenomenal read! I must say I related to this story so much having experienced first hand most of it myself and/or witnessed it.

The Wyoming plain landscape and it’s winter are perfectly described. There is a sod house in Aline, OK that has been incorporated as part of a museum and one can see it firsthand. I own a house built in this period and it is easy with modern conveniences to not fully grasp what it was like living in that era or the isolation living remotely was/is like without internet or cell phones. Sadly many still experience this today to a degree like in Appalachia.

The narrator choice of voices for each character was so identifiable with each character and the manner in which she transitions between them seem so effortlessly and seamless. Ms. Nemeth-Parker’s ability to convey the raw emotion the character’s experience makes the reader feel those same emotions as if they are the character themself.

I hope there will be a second book.

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