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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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The Western Trail

The Western Trail
Compton, Ralph


Format: Large Print
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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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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All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-

After his grandfather dies, 16 year-old John Grady Cole has very little reason to stay in Texas. The allure of unseen lands beckons and he and a friend set out for Mexico. On their journey across the hard-scrabble land the boys meet adventure and fright, all while growing in character and fortitude. When their travels land them in an idyllic hacienda it seems as if their adventure may come to a close. In fact, however, the adventure may just be beginning.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder
Doig, Ivan

After inheriting a fixer-upper, newlywed Morrie Morgan returns to 1920s Butte, Montana, to fight a rival newspaper and help the miners working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 22 copies

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The Shadow Riders: A Novel

The Shadow Riders: A Novel
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Dal and Mac Traven ride in search of the deadly band of raiders, who kidnapped their sister.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Westward the Tide

Westward the Tide
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

The promise was gold, a lot of it, waiting in the Big Horn Mountains. The plan was to head out with a handpicked party and nothing but the best in wagons, stock, and goods. Matt Bardoul bought in because the girl he wanted was there. Now Bardoul is the only man standing between innocent people and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and cold-blooded murder.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Rivers West: A Novel

Rivers West: A Novel
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

"His dream was to build magnificent steamboats to ply the rivers of the American frontier. But when Jean Talon began his journey westward, he stumbled upon a deadly conspiracy involving a young woman's search to find her missing brother, and a ruthless band of renegades. Led by the brazen Baron Torville, this makeshift army of opportunists is plotting a violent takeover of the Louisiana Territory. Jean swears to find a way to stop this daring plan. If he doesn't, it will not only put an end to all his dreams; it will change the course of history - and destroy the promise of the American frontier." -- p.[4] of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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