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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Westerns

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

 

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High Rider

High Rider
Gallaher, Bill

From a South Carolina slave to one of the most successful ranchers in Canadian history, John Ware was known for his incredible strength of character and sheer force of will.


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Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp

Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp
Tanzer, Molly

Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise "Lou" Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she's too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It's an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well... they're not wrong. When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies she decides to saddle up and head into the wilderness to investigate. Lou fears her particular talents make her better suited to help placate their spirits than ensure they get home alive, but it's the right thing to do, and she's the only one willing to do it. On the road road to a mysterious sanatorium known as Fountain of Youth, Lou will encounter bears, desperate men, a very undead villain, and even stranger challenges. Lou will need every one of her talents and a whole lot of luck to make it home alive.


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Renegades of Perdition Range: A Western Story

Renegades of Perdition Range: A Western Story
Paine, Lauran

"A lone robber held up a stage of the Great Western Stage Company outside of Lordsburg and made off with 5,000 in currency. After some discussion Captain Hanson of the Arizona Rangers decides to assign one of his best men, Buck Windsor, to pursue the thief and reclaim the money. It is believed that the bandit came from the Perdition Range country, and this notion is confirmed by Buck Windsor who tracks the man across particularly rough terrain before the trail disappears. The Perdition Range country has been hard hit by a depression in beef prices so that local ranchers find they might drive their cattle to market, but when the cattle get there, they have to be practically given away. Such a depression could conceivably drive even an otherwise honest man to commit robbery. Buck is fortunate to encounter Tick, an Apache Indian who works as an outrider for the great Matador Ranch, the largest cattle-raising outfit in the area. Tick is short for Woodtick, garrapata in Spanish. Apparently not realizing that Buck Windsor is a Ranger, working under cover, Tick proposes that Buck take a job as a rider for the Matador so that Buck can side him in his lonely job of monitoring Matador cattle that wander onto Perdition Range. The two ride to the Matador camp and put the question to Tom Douglas, the Matador range boss. Douglas agrees to the hire. Buck believes the man he is looking for must reside on one of the smaller ranchers on Perdition Range, but what he cannot anticipate is the hostility and suspicion the local ranchers have toward anyone riding for the Matador. That is the situation before the renegades of Perdition Range strike. They, too, are in pursuit of the money from the stage robbery and appear to know who has it"--Publisher.


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A Worthy Pursuit

A Worthy Pursuit
Witemeyer, Karen

"In 1891 Texas, teacher Charlotte Atherton is on the run to keep a little girl entrusted to her care safe, while tracker Stone Hammond is in close pursuit--until he learns the truth of the situation and discovers his heart may have a new pursuit"--Provided by publisher.


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Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come
Johnstone, William W.

Duff MacCallister faces his most treacherous and deadly fight yet.


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On Cimarron

On Cimarron
Lederer, Paul Joseph

"As weary settlers begin to infiltrate the Kansas area, a young family of pilgrims settles on a lower stretch of the Cimarron River. Elizabeth O'Day and her husband, Tom, virtually alone in the wilderness, have been told that the area is safe for whites. However, they soon discover a band of Kiowa Indians, their mood uncertain, living nearly across the river from where they plan to build a home. An uneasy peace endures between the people on each side of the river, and the two groups manage a sort of wary interaction. Until the War Between the States erupts nearly simultaneously with the long-standing conflict between Comanche and Kiowa and the winds of bloody war sweep across the Cimarron land from every direction."--Provided by publisher.


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The Range War of '82

The Range War of '82
Wolfe, Ethan J.

Wyoming is on the brink of statehood. Leading the charge is Jefferson Parker, the richest cattle baron in the territory. Backed by the Cattlemen's Association, Parker knows that the quickest way to achieve the goal of statehood is through the cattle business. Standing in Parker's way is a group of farmers who, by their very existence, threaten the open range and the way to statehood. So Parker offers to buy out all the farmers in the territory. His offer is rebuked. Leading the farmers is the Johansen family. James Johansen, his wife Sarah and their young son Seth are determined to make a go of their small farm. James bands the farmers into a unified group and they hold off Parker and his allies. Until the mysterious gunfighter Cord arrives in town, hired by none other than Parker. Cord's assignment is to help Parker broker a deal with the farmers to buy out their land. Cord is as persuasive with words as he is with a gun, and the deal might have worked except for Parker's hotheaded son who interferes and forces Cord to kill him. Thus begins the range war. Farmers on one side, Parker on the other, Cord caught in the middle.


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The Shootout Solution

The Shootout Solution
Underwood, Michael R.

"Leah Tang just died on stage. Well, not literally. Not yet. Leah's stand-up career isn't going well. But she understands the power of fiction, and when she's offered employment with the mysterious Genrenauts Foundation, she soon discovers that literally dying on stage is a hazard of the job! Her first assignment takes her to a Western world. When a cowboy tale slips off its rails, and the outlaws start to win, it's up to Leah - and the Genrenauts team - to nudge the story back on track and prevent a catastrophe on Earth. But the story's hero isn't interested in winning, and the safety of Earth hangs in the balance..."--provided by Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Native

Native
Sparrow, Mike

"The first book in a dramatic fictional trilogy set in the old west. Takoda, a young Lakota warrior, is compelled to fight for his life after his father is killed in a hunting accident, facing murderous beaver trappers and brutal treatment at the hands of a ruthless band of buffalo hunters. However, his future is to become defined by the dark influence of Theodore Winthrop, a Minnesotan senator who wants to rid the plains of the native tribes. Takoda's survival depends on a chance encounter with a wagon train, where he meets Carla Kopp, with whom he is destined to unveil the scope of Winthrop's political and military subterfuge, a plan to steal four hundred million dollars in gold, and strategies designed to challenge the Lakota's very existence" --Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Don't Be A Stranger

Don't Be A Stranger
Nesbitt, John D.

"Elwood Lawrence--top hand at the Crown Butte ranch--tries to find out where the cattle are disappearing to. It looks like an inside job. His work becomes complicated when he develops an interest in a woman who comes to visit the ranch and behind it all is the disappearance of a flashy stranger who is said to be a bank robber"--Amazon.com.


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