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Hardrock Miners and Their Lives

July 15, 2015


         “The Wife of the Jew” section of A Perfect Throw emerged from research that I was doing as a freelance journalist about Nevada and northern California nineteenth century history. I’d published accounts of Cornish and Welsh miners, Chinese railroad workers, beer making founded by German brewmasters, lumber ships, riverboats, pioneer schoolteachers—a variety of personal […]

A Perfect Throw

June 20, 2013


From the machismo of Mexican ballplayers, to a portrait of marriage, to an 1880s mining town, Mr. Stout convincingly exposes the human comedy, portraying tenderness and treachery, loyalty and betrayal, love and loss—the, full range of difficult emotions that proves there is no such thing as an oportraying tenderness and treachery, loyalty and betrayal, love […]