Into the Rocky Mountains crossroads town of Denver in the 1880s streamed all manner of people seeking their fortunes in the mines. One such emigrant is Lorenzo Carthage, a likable adventurer whose dazzling mine ventures fail more often than they succeed. Another newcomer is Dixie Ball, an Amazon of a woman who plummets from queen of Telluride to chambermaid in a Denver hotel--and whose fortunes, or lack of them, are tied to the man she calls "Magnificent" Carthage. Wheeler's "Sierra" was the 1996 Spur Award winner for Best ...

Second Lives 1999, Forge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812545173

Mass-market paperback