For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and clergy with their congregations. They pass around dog-eared copies of the books, underlined and yellowing, recalling words that echoes in their readers' hearts and minds long after the last page was turned. Now, many of these selections have been collected in a remarkable volume representing some of the richest ore of the L'Amour lode: voices that heralded the settling of the frontier, of the man and women whose spirit and soul shaped our nation. In these words, Louis L'Amour describes the American experience, bringing our heritage to life, in ways no other author has.
No L'Amour reader has a more unique perspective on his work than Angelique, his only daughter. In an extraordinary feat for every Louis L'Amour fan, and in loving appreciation of her father, she has compiled A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour, drawn from her father's best-loved works of fiction, including the Sackett novels, Last of the Breed, The Walking Drum and nearly two dozen others.
"By reading his words, each reader has met a part of my father," she writes in her introduction. "Each hero has a bit of Dad's experience that makes him who he is. With Lanso, it is all those boxing matches as Dad grew up. With Barnabas Sackett, it is the sailor and explorer in my father...I think that this collection of quotations from my father's books reveals much of what makes Dad who he is, for these words are the heart and soul of what he believes, and what he wants to leave behind."
Angelique has selected nearly a thousand of her favorite, most powerful and poignant L'Amour quotationsarranged by category and annotated with the book in which it appearson more than a score of universal subjects such as: Love, Friendship and Loyalty; Family and Home; Honor, the Law and Justice; the Frontier; Women; and Men and Bravery. One such example from Sackett's Land: "He never knew when he was whippedso he never was."
A wonderful gift from a daughter to her fatherand from Angelique L'Amour to her father's readersA Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour will be a cherished keepsake of words to enjoy, and words to live by.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Angelique L’Amour grew up in Los Angeles, California, but spent her summers in Colorado or traveling with her parents and her brother, Beau, doing research for her father’s books. Since junior high she has acted in plays and musicals and studied voice, and during that time she also began writing poetry, short stories, and music. She attended Pitzer College, where she majored in political science, history, and theater, and then went on to study journalism at the University of Southern California. Since leaving school she has continued to study voice and acting, and to write music. She has performed in theatrical productions in and around Los Angeles, and is actively pursuing a career as an actress and singer. But her love of writing, which she believes is “in her blood,” remains.
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