Paradise Sky - Joe R. Lansdale

Paradise Sky

By Joe R. Lansdale

  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings


A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.

Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.

In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.


  • Cowboys n' Indians

    By DillieP1
    loved this book. Opened my eyes about black Cowboys, I imagine there were quite a few though we never here about them. This book was a dark comedy that was very well written. I laughed out loud often.