Adirondack Trilogy (autographed) - Three Novels by ADK Member Tony Holtzman
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Autographed! Tony Holtzman's monumental Adirondack Trilogy, which traces thirty years of conflict, love, and tragedy in the history of the Adirondack Mountains through the lives of the mythical Carter family whose members interact with true characters in the mountains. Described in more detail on the following pages, the three novels have been widely acclaimed by writers in the Adirondacks - Axton Landing, The Railroad, Forever Wild.
When the winter of 1858, disease and death stalk the lumberjacks in the logging camp at Axton Landing in the Adirondack Mountains. Facing the harsh conditions, Cyrus Carter and Jared Mason forge a lasting friendship despite disagreeing on how the plight of the jacks can be improved. An unusual love triangle and the kidnapping of a fugitive slave add to the suspense of this action-packed novel.
The Carter family and others from Axton Landing (Book One) enter a new phase as the railroad advances inexorably across the Adirondacks in the 1880s, further destroying forests as it transforms the way logging is done. Tragedy lurks as the Carters grapple with improving their own lives and the lives of those around them.
When New York Assemblyman Cyrus Carter votes for 'Forever Wild' legislation in 1885 to preserve State land, the lumber companies attempt blackmail to prevent his reelection. The plot almost derails his marriage. It takes an amendment to the New York State Constitution ten years later to protect the land.
John, Mary Carter's oldest son, returns to the Adirondacks from Chicago in 1887, angry over the hanging of the men accused of the Haymarket bombing. In the spring of 1889, he is hired by JJ Schuyler, a wealthy New York banker to head the construction of a great camp on the one thousand acres Schuyler has purchased from Paul Smith on the west side of Upper Saranac Lake. Schuyler forbids John and other locals to hunt and fish on his land, even during the eleven months of the year when the Schuylers do not occupy it.
John is caught between Ophelia, Schuyler's daughter, who professes her love for him, and his workers’ anger over her father’s no trespassing edict. Instigated by his paraplegic brother, Tommy, John and a few friends take the law into their own hands with tragic consequences.
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