Westerns

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Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories can be viewed as a primer on western settlement history as well as a sampler of today’s best western fiction writers.”

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“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”

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Arapaho Summer provides a constant stream of adventures woven through with romance and idealism.”

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“The action is gritty, the locales descriptive, some of the situations could have happened, and a good many of the characters actually existed—what more could a reader ask for in an action

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The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.

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“Walt Longmire is one of the most beloved lawmen in contemporary American crime fiction.”

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“Make no mistake, author Peter Brandvold is keeping the Western genre alive and kicking . . .”

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“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”

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“This book is a delight to read and a keeper for your research shelf.”

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"Overall, Knott's worthy attempt fails in style and form."

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“Lansdale delivers another exciting East Texas action thriller that will satisfy his many fans, while whetting their appetite for adventures with Hap and Leonard. Well done, Mr.

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“[T]his sequel to The Big Empty offers several days of literary entertainment. There’s plenty of action and the main characters are extremely likable.”

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Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Tim McIntyre thinks best when he’s fly-fishing. The best scenes in this book are when he does exactly that.

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“What is wrong and what is right these days? It was getting awfully hard to tell in California.”

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“Amusing at times, nostalgic and wistful at others, The Last of the Stanfields is a long and winding road.”

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Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.

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Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.

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“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”

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“a brilliantly conceived, colorfully and forcefully written, and very different Western novel . . .”

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One expects Western adventures to be set against magnificent scenery and driven by wilderness experiences.

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“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”

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“a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive.”

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“filled with the excitement of a Saturday morning matinee . . .”

The early life of the man calling himself Roamer was a Cinderella story.

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“Winston Groom blends history with a strong sense of place to create a compelling story featuring both fictional and historic characters.”

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“The Bones of Paradise is everything a Western novel should be . . .”

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