I enjoyed this book on so many levels. While I see the subject matter and setting compares to Blood Meridian and Lonesome Dove, this book only deserves to be compared to itself and possibly the author's other work. Its meticulously constructed structure is not common for an epic like this. The constant shifting of points of view build so effectively on one another giving a truly original view of these parts of our history. The novel's concern and interest in the legacy of people and their land and the land's legacy back to the people living on it is worthy of course adoption and wide discussion. It is a rich and rewarding read. It was a great way to begin my summer.