The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman --Sometime in 1851, the Oatman family, Mormans from Illinois, were following their dreams of finding Zion in an idyllic region called Bashan, a part of the Colorado-Gila Rivers basin. The journey was ill-fated from the start.
"There were two Charlie Gibsons One rode the 5:45 to Westport and was met at the station by his charming wife who dressed in impeccable tweeds and mixed a wicked martini. He also had a long-legged, lovely daughter whom he admired. He was second in command of a vast publishing house and, what’s more, he got there without being a hatchet man. Everybody had respect for him; almost everybody liked him. That was one side of Charlie Gibson. The unhappy side..."
"Her real name was Vicky Hustin, but to the people of Big Hominy she would always be “that uppity mountain gal, that piece of hill trash who thinks she’s so high and mighty.” And when her ex-husband was found brutally murdered, they had still another name for her: Man-killerl"