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December 12, 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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Glorious

Glorious
Guinn, Jeff

"New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872. We've all got mistakes in our past we'd rather forget. Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872. He's always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest opportunities, choosing the path of financial security over happiness or real friends. He eventually builds himself up from a Saint Louis street urchin to the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. Though it lacks passion, his life seems securely set: a wife, a career, property, standing. But when tragedy strikes, all of his plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. McLendon's instinct for survival kicks in; he flees Saint Louis, and Douglas assigns his enforcer, an ominous skull-cracker with steel-toed boots, to track him down. With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame--a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the life now in shambles. He heard through the grapevine that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in the Arizona Territory. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can't outrun his past forever"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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The Last Kind Words Saloon

The Last Kind Words Saloon
McMurtry, Larry

Traces the rich and varied friendship of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday from the town of Long Grass to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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Cross of Gold

Cross of Gold
Champlin, Tim, 1937-

Lucinda Barkley, a hostage of prison escapees, is rescued by part-time lawman Marc Charvein. Wounded in the resulting shootout, she feels due some compensation for her ordeal. So she secretly partners with gambler Sam Stonehouse to dig up a hundred pounds of stolen gold, half of it in the form of a gold cross. Ezra Pitney, the rightful owner, wrongly assumes it was taken by Marc Charvein, the man he hired to find it -- and from there the chase is on.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Ralph Compton: The Omaha Trail

Ralph Compton: The Omaha Trail
Sherman, Jory

Dane Kramer looks forward to the day when his sprawling Oklahoma cattle ranch will truly be his. With only one more bank payment to make, and a buyer in Omaha ready to pay top dollar for a herd of Herefords, he should finally have banker Earl Throckmorton off his back. But Earl has a plan to keep the ranch for himself. If he has his way, Dane's herd will never make it across the Omaha Trail -- and Dane won't make it home alive.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West

The weird, wild west--an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! Twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy's hottest and most popular authors create all-new tales, written exclusively for this anthology. Aliens and monsters, magic and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Caught in the Middle

Caught in the Middle
Jennings, Regina

"The small towns and wide plains of 1880 Texas come to life when impossible situations and an abandoned child bring Nick Lovelace and Anne Tillerton together. Is Nick prepared to risk his future plans for an unexpected chance at love?"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Snake Eyes: A Sidewinder Novel

Snake Eyes: A Sidewinder Novel
Sherman, Jory


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Kissing Comfort

Kissing Comfort
Goodman, Jo, 1953-

"With a head for numbers and a fiery spirit, Miss Comfort Elizabeth Kennedy would much rather be elbow-deep in the family banking business than follow the path expected of an unattached young woman. But when her best friend, the dashing Bram DeLong, announces that they are engaged, Comfort finds herself on the path to matrimony. But Bode DeLong knows his brother isn't really in love with Comfort, and figures the safest place for Comfort is in his arms"--P. [4] of cover.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Savage Vengeance

Savage Vengeance
Sherman, Jory


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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The Amarillo Trail

The Amarillo Trail
Sherman, Jory


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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