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February 24, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Westerns

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Popular Western books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Western books for adults.

 

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The Whistling Season

The Whistling Season
Doig, Ivan

In 1909, struggling to farm his remote homestead and raise three sons, widower Oliver Milliron desperately needs help. A housekeeper's ad in a Milwaukee newspaper, "Can't cook but doesn't bite," leads him to hire her sight unseen. When perky Rose Llewellyn arrives, she brings her brainy brother, Morris. Though Rose whistles through her work at the Milliron house, and Morris becomes teacher at the one-room school, these two newcomers conceal a past that is colorful and infamous.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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Robert B. Parker's Revelation

Robert B. Parker's Revelation
Knott, Robert, 1954-

Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch thought things had finally calmed down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Nobel Driggs rolled into town. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Augustus intimidates even his guards from inside his prison cell. So when he and a pack of cold-blooded convicts break out of jail, kidnapping a woman in the process, and it's up to any and all territorial lawmen--including Virgil and Everett--to capture the fugitives and rescue her. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Augustus: finally free, he's quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and the men who double-crossed him.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Robert B. Parker's Revelation

Robert B. Parker's Revelation
Knott, Robert, 1954-

"Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return to confront an escaped criminal in the grittiest entry yet of the New York Times bestselling series. Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison walls, including the upstart young warden. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose--and it's up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, he's quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels--and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead. With an unlikely and unconventional Yankee detective by their side, Cole and Hitch set off on a massive manhunt. As horses' hooves thunder and guns echo deadening reports, Driggs discovers one of the lawmen on his trail is none other than a fellow West Point graduate he'd just as soon see dead. Ruthless and willing to leave a bloody path of destruction in his wake, Driggs seeks vengeance at any cost"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Ceremony

Ceremony
Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-

"This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Navaho young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions--despair."--From source other than the Library of Congress


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Paradise Sky

Paradise Sky
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-

Taken in by a man named Loving after his father is murdered, young Willie learns to shoot, ride, read, and garden. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute and heads west. In South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier, is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok, earns the nickname Deadwood Dick and the love of a beautiful woman.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law
Wolfe, Ethan J.

"Murphy's plans for semi-retirement with his newfound love are put on hold with one call from his boss, William Burke, special assistant to the president. Counterfeit money turning up in banks all across the west could threaten the American economy. Leaving Sally at his Washington home, Murphy sets out to pick up the trail of his quarry."-- Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Deadwood: A Novel

Deadwood: A Novel
Dexter, Pete, 1943-

Deadwood, South Dakota, during the Black Hills gold rush of the 1870s, becomes the colorful backdrop for this novel populated by Wild Bill Hickok, his sidekick Charley Utter, Calamity Jane, and other famous Old West characters.


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Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Ride Away: A Corrigan Brothers Western

Ride Away: A Corrigan Brothers Western
Smith, Cotton

Deed Corrigan earned his reputation as a gunfighter the hard way. But now, after forging cattle trails and fighting off the Comanche, he s setting his sights on a brighter future. With the help of his older brother Blue, a Civil War veteran who lost his arm in battle, Deed turns the Rafter C homestead into a successful, working cattle ranch. But when a land-grubbing banker tries to wipe out the competition slaughtering ranchers, robbing farmers, and building an army of hired killers Deed and Blue have no choice but to fight back with everything they ve got. That means bringing in the big guns. Settling old scores. And taking a chance on a dangerous outlaw named Holt Corrigan their long-lost brother.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Slater's Way

Slater's Way
West, Charles


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Buell: Journey to the White Clouds

Buell: Journey to the White Clouds
Swenson, Wallace J.

"Opens with a death threat and ends with a promise of a new life. In between, Buell Mace, a confused and guilt-ridden young man, longs to be loved but fears affection more than death"--Provided by publisher.


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