Outlawed

Outlawed

The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.

In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw.

The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows.

She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all.

Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

Title:Outlawed
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    Outlawed Reviews

  • _ngallagher

    This book was fun but I can’t help feeling like I didn’t get all the answers I wanted by the end :-/ definitely want to read more westerns now though!...

  • emma

    queer feminist gang of outcast women in the Wild West = the book i never knew i needed(thanks to the publisher for the ARC)...

  • Angela M

    3.5 stars rounded up.“In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw.” That opening line pulled me in and the writing held me there the rest of the way. This is not your typical western, nor is ...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    3.5 stars. I think this is one of those books that suffered somewhat because I had a different vision for it than the author did. And that's okay, but I suspect some other readers will have a similar ...

  • Miranda N.  Benson

    This book is like an under seasoned meal: it’s fine, it’s edible, it has all the right ingredients. But it’s just...not good. My issues arose early, particularly with the narrative voice: while ...

  • Brandice

    It’s 1894 and after a year of marriage and failure to get pregnant, Ada is forced to leave her hometown under suspicions of being a (barren) witch. She spends a little time in a convent then moves o...

  • Diane S ?

    When I first started reading, having not read the book summary, I thought it was a post apocalyptic story. Had the beginning feel of the Hand Maidens tale of other as such. I then turned to the books ...

  • Debbie

    Hot diggity, this is a kick! And so original! It grabbed me from the get-go and I became almost manic. I was ready to throw all my slow and plodding stories of contemporary angst and tragedy right out...

  • Ron Charles

    It still surprises me that some of my favorite novels are westerns. It no longer surprises me that they’re written by women. The territory once dominated by Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour has long si...

  • Cheri

    4.5 StarsAt the age of seventeen, Ada has learned the art of midwifery from her mother, the midwife in the Town of Fairchild, and has been taught the female rules of ’lying with our husbands, how we...