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The Whistling Season

 

The Whistling Season
By Doig, Ivan
2006-06 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151012374 Check our catalog

Winner - 2007 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
Alex Award Winner - 2008
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The saga of how a widow from Minneapolis and her brother--soon to become the new teacher in a tiny Montana community in 1909--change lives in unexpected ways has all the charm of old-school storytelling, from Dickens to Laura Ingalls Wilder. …More

The Master Executioner

 

The Master Executioner
By Estleman, Loren D.
2001-06 - Forge
9780312869700 Check our catalog

 

Ordinary people do not understand hangman Oscar Stone or his motives. For more than a quarter of a century he has been a man peerless in his craft, the master executioner. One day a single piece of knowledge brings Oscar to a moment of devastating truth, and for the first time, he knows himself. …More

Mountain Man

 

Mountain Man
By Fisher, Vardis
2003-06 - University of Idaho Press
9780893012519 Check our catalog

 

Vardis Fisher captured both the romantic idealism and harsh realism of the wilderness experience with this classic tale of the west (which served as the inspiration for the Sidney Pollack/Robert Redford film, Jeremiah Johnson). In the intertwined tales of Sam Minard and Kate Bowden, Fisher weaves a violent and poignant tale of love and loss, revenge and forgiveness. …More

The Big Sky

 

The Big Sky
By Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr.
2002-01 - Mariner Books
9780618154630 Check our catalog

THE BIG SKY introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in Western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love …More

The Color of Lightning


The Color of Lightning
By Jiles, Paulette
2009-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780061690440 Check our catalog


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From the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Enemy Women" and "Stormy Weather" comes this stirring work of fiction set on the dangerous Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. …More

Lonesome Dove

 

Lonesome Dove
By McMurtry, Larry
1985-06 - Simon & Schuster
9780671504205 Check our catalog

 

A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event. …More

Appaloosa

 

Appaloosa
By Parker, Robert B.
2005-06 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399152771 Check our catalog

 

When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and a deputy for dead. In Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary who raises the stakes by playing with emotions. …More

Doc

 




Doc
By Russell, Mary Doria
2011-05 - Random House
9781400068043 Check our catalog

 

Violence is random and routine in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1878, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp and is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday. …More

Shane

 

Shane
By Schaefer, Jack
1992-01 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780395070901 Check our catalog


 

Shane, a stranger the Starretts take into their home in Wyoming in 1889, becomes involved in a feud between the cattle ranger and the local homesteaders. …More

 

Fools Crow

 

Fools Crow
By Welch, James
1987-11 - Penguin Books
9780140089370 Check our catalog

 

The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation. "A major contibution to Native American literature".--Wallace Stegner. …More