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BRASADA BY DON JOHNSON ISBN 0-9666721-2-7 GoldenIsle Pub.2395 Hawkinsville Hwy. Eastman, GA 31023 In the latter days of the Civil War, the lifeline of the south was made up of wagon trains loaded with cotton bound for the neutral ports of Mexico. This cotton, traded for gold or hard foreign currency, kept the Confederacy solvent. However, Mexican outlaws headed by vicious bandit chief, Santiago, attack. The gold is hidden, the war ends, Santiago hates Lance Morgan and his family, and the gold becomes a magnet attracting dangerous men from all sides.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   search for treasure

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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