Book by Christopher Corbett, English, Named “Best in the West”

Professor of the Practice of English Christopher Corbett’s book “The Poker Bride” was recently named as a “Best Book in the West” by New West magazine.

Corbett’s account of the life of Polly Bemis, a Chinese Immigrant who crossed the Pacific during the gold rush-era West and was eventually won in a poker game by the man who would become her husband, was published in February 2010 and will be published in paperback in 2011. “Even though Corbett sticks to a straightforward, just-the-facts delivery of Polly’s story, the reader can’t help but become caught up in it,” the magazine says.

See the full list of the “best books in the west” on New West’s website.


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