Daniel Doeden's "Reckonings" is an Action-Packed Reimagining of Post WWII America in a YA Western

Pitched as "a smartly tuned Western for today's generation of readers," Daniel Doeden's Reckonings will be released April 3.
March 4, 2020 - PRLog -- Living with her single mom in tiny La Via, Arizona, sixteen-year-old Etta Baker has grown up independent and headstrong— and definitely too smart for her own good. It's just after WWII and evil men are expanding drug trafficking across the West. Her mother's new boyfriend is one of them. When he kills Etta's mother and disappears, Etta is determined to bring him to justice. She shames her mother's long-lost older brother into helping her – a former lawman, he's now a drunken and disgruntled war veteran who wants nothing to do with her troubles. Ignoring her uncle's dire warnings about the dangers of her plan, they travel on horseback through the wilderness of The Sierra Crest tracking down the man who murdered her mom and his gang. But the beauty of the landscape quickly gives way to deadly violence, both natural and manmade, and forces Etta to do what she could never have imagined in order to save both their lives.

Doeden's novel is an exciting and smart Young Adult Western that reconstructs 1950s post-WWII America with a unique blend of Old West lore and factual historical touchpoints – making it perfect for all fans of Westerns and historical fiction. Reckonings features a fresh cultural and historical perspective with a distinctive and believable, three-dimensional young heroine who readers will find authentically human and relatable. Readers will be drawn straight into this realistic and exciting adventure story, experiencing every moment alongside the characters through the end of the final page.

About Daniel Doeden
Dan Doeden attended college on the G.I. Bill, earned a Northwestern University Ph.D. and went on to teach at the University of Illinois/Chicago. These days, he is a business consultant and continues writing. He is the author of Leverage, published by Gale/Cengage's Five Star imprint, as well as the Kindle ebook, The Crux Ansata.

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