This past week I have been reading "Boone's Lick," by Larry McMurtry. I must say the book was good and interesting. It is about a family in 1866 Missouri going on a journey to find a dead beat dad that is out in the west. This is a simi western story. I say that because there is no duels and outlaw stuff just a journey.
I really liked the characters, it was written as if they were real. No character was over the top or unbelievable.
I recommend it.