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December 13, 2017

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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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Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood
Welch, James, 1940-2003

Narrated by a young Native American living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana, this is the unforgettable story of a man living out the tragedy of his people. Intelligent, sensitive, and self destructive, he is haunted by the untimely deaths of his father and older brother and the shards of his once proud heritage. He sleepwalks through his days working on his stepfather's cattle ranch and consoles himself with alcohol and women. An ironic epiphany provides a tie to the vast land of his ancestors and an alternative to despair.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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The Doctor and the Kid

The Doctor and the Kid
Resnick, Michael D.

Doc Holliday needs to replenish his bankroll quickly and uses his skill as a shootist to turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of Billy the Kid. Doc enlists the aid of both magic (Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison).


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral
Russell, Mary Doria, 1950-

Based on the true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp's survival against a backdrop of volatile politics in 1881 America.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 16 copies

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American Copper

American Copper
Ray, Shann

As Evelynne Lowry, the daughter of a copper baron, comes of age in early 20th century Montana, the lives of horses dovetail with the lives of people and her own quest for womanhood becomes inextricably intertwined with the future of two men who face nearly insurmountable losses, a lonely bull rider named Zion from the Montana highline, and a Cheyenne team roper named William Black Kettle, the descendant of peace chiefs. --Publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Some Kind of Courage

Some Kind of Courage
Gemeinhart, Dan

In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Punke, Michael

In this story of survival, Hugh Glass is an expert trapper and frontiersman. After being viciously mauled by a massive grizzly bear and abandoned and left for dead by his fellow trappers, Hugh is pushed to survive by one thing --revenge.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 16 copies

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The Homesman

The Homesman
Swarthout, Glendon, 1918-1992

Four women in the isolated frontier territory go mad, and it is up to the unlikely combination of homesteader Mary Bee Cuddy and ne'er-do-well Briggs to escort them east to safety.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Cost of A Killing: The Life and Times of Jeston Nash

Cost of A Killing: The Life and Times of Jeston Nash
Cotton, Ralph W.

Joining up with Billy the Kid and a scraggly band of gunslingers, Jeston Nash, the cousin to Jesse James, seeks his freedom in New Mexico, where he also hopes to win the hand of the woman he loves.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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A Frontier Christmas

A Frontier Christmas
Johnstone, William W.

When the outlaws responsible for brutally murdering the mayor's family escape the day before they are sentenced to hang, Duff MacCallister and the Jensen family must find and bring the criminals to bloody justice so that everyone can have a Merry Christmas.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-

The conclusion of the Border trilogy describes the friendship of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys working on a New Mexico ranch in the 1950s.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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