The Call of the Canyon
A Zane Grey Western set in Arizona after the Great War
Undated, c1933. Early reprint. Hardback in dustwrapper, bound in green cloth with silhouette of the wrapper design replicated to boards. 19.5 × 13cm, 291pp. Dated by the list of other titles by various authors on the inside flap of the wrapper, no title seems beyond 1933.
A Western novel set in the 1920s. Glenn Kilbourne returned from WW1 to America, a broken man both physically and emotionally. His determination to return home to his fiancé, New York socialite Carley Burch, gave him strength during the darker times of war. Yet he found that the country he had fought for did little for its returning soldiers, and the life he lived before the war no longer appealed to him. Glenn set out for the West; he needed time to heal. He went to Oak Creek, Arizona where he almost died from the long-term effects of the war. But, slowly, the peace and care of the Hutter family helped him recover. For four years Glenn stayed away; although he wrote to Carley, she began to suspect she was losing him, so she headed west to fetch him back. But she too discovered the magic and beauty of the Arizona land.
The book is in very good condition with clean boards and secure binding. There is an inoffensive previous owner's inscription to the ffep. The dustwrapper is chipped to the edges, with a small amount of loss at the head of the spine and a little tanned to the spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.