|Jack Marshall Maness is a Coloradoan with four generations of roots in Kansas. He is a librarian and professor at the University of Colorado. Song of the Jayhawk, his first novel, won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction.For bonus material and forthcoming titles, go to: www.jackmarshallmaness.com|
Books by Jack Maness
The Second Song of the Jayhawk: Where Waters Converge.
The Battle of Hickory Point is over but the fight for Kansas and the soul of America has just begun.
Can two women find something deep inside of them that is strong enough to keep their warring families together?
Where Waters Converge continues the story of the award-winning Song of the Jayhawk. Set in the tumult of the 1850s, people risk everything for slaves, land, religion, and rights. Love and loyalties are threatened by greedy beasts, and life is as unpredictable and dangerous as the swelling rivers that threaten to take everything away.
A novel of lust and loss, greed and buffoonery, faith and doubt, this is the second in a trilogy inspired by the author’s great-great grandparents. The Historical Novel Society wrote Maness works a “great deal of fascinating history into his narrative, and the personalities he fills the plots with . . . are conveyed very vividly through excellent dialog.”