• Elvis & Cowboy Charlie
  • Elvis & Cowboy Charlie
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  • "The "what if" Novel. . ."

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  • What if. . .Elvis had met someone like Cowboy Charlie, his beautiful sister Stella and wise Hopi grandmother, Lucy Yoyetewa in the last years of his fabulous career?.

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  • In the summer of 1972, Cowboy Charlie is trying to live up to his father’s reputation as a world-class bull rider when he climbs on the notorious Buzzard at Winslow, Arizona’s All- Indian Rodeo. The huge black bull is determined not only to buck Cowboy Charlie off, but to destroy him.

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  • Elvis Presley sees the rodeo just off old Route 66 and asks his chauffeur to pull in so they can watch. Moments later, Elvis comes to Cowboy Charlie’s rescue, bravely distracting the bull and rushing Cowboy Charlie to the emergency room in Flagstaff. And so begins the unlikely friendship of two men from completely different worlds. Elvis will teach Cowboy Charlie how to be a Las Vegas showroom performer... and the hard-working, down-to-earth ranching family will show Elvis a wholesome and deeply satisfying way to live. They will also begin to unravel the dark mystery of what happened to Charlie and Stella’s white mother, caught in a love triangle and forever lost on the high, wind-swept Hopi Mesas.

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Welcome to Canyon Country Books

 

Whether you're already a devoted fan of Gary McCarthy's novels or just exploring and looking for a great read, Canyon Country Books will give you a thorough look at his best-selling National Park Novels, an enchanting Christmas story that will appeal to young and old, and what you can look ahead to in upcoming months for satisfying new reading material. His books are also available as Kindle and Nook ebooks, and an autographed book may be purchased from this website.

 

YellowstoneThe National Park Novels all begin with with the first white men to venture into the future parks; Gary goes back in time from that "discovery" and weaves magnificent stories of the ancient peoples who lived there, and ahead to the proclaimation of the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Yosemite and Yellowstone as United States National Parks. The books are historically accurate, "exciting histories and timeless tales"...and Gary promises to "devote the next few years to researching and writing other similar historical novels." —We hope so!

 

Another offering is a genuinely charming story about donkeys...Christmas donkeys to be exact. Maddie O'Brien is an only child, living with her father and grandfather on a small ranch. Christmas is a difficult time for she and her family, but all that changes when a "..small band of abandoned and hungry donkeys appars at their barn door...."

 

Author Gary McCarthyGary McCarthy lives in Arizona where he has placed many of his novels and where he enjoys hiking and traveling the deserts in winter, and the high mountains of the Grand Canyon country and less traveled but stunning Mogollon Rim.

 

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