Biography: American novelist James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was also a conservationist, and his stories feature the wilds of North America. Curwood left high school early but managed to study journalism at the University of Michigan and find work with the Detroit News-Tribune. By 1909 he began traveling in the Canadian northwest that features so prominently in his novels. The first novels were successful enough to fund future trips to the Yukon and Alaska, ultimately resulting in over 30 books. Some of his earnings went into an 18th-century style chateau he built on the Shiawassee River, known as Curwood Castle, now a museum.

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  1. The Valley of the Silent Men
    The Valley of the Silent Men

    by James Oliver Curwood

    The Valley of the Silent Men
    by James Oliver Curwood

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    Canadian trapper Sergeant Kent turns from hunter to hunted when he is wrongly accused of murder. He flees along the cold Northern rivers with a mysterious girl who laughs at him but hides her own secrets. Together they make their way through the wilds to the Valley of Silent Men.

    Categories: Romantic Suspense, Western Romance

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