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December 16, 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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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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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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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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Red Snow

Red Snow
Overholser, Wayne D., 1906-1996


Format: Large Print
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir

On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Doc: A Novel

Doc: A Novel
Russell, Mary Doria, 1950-

After the burned body of a mixed-blood boy, Johnnie Sanders, is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 11 copies

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A Sudden Country: A Novel

A Sudden Country: A Novel
Fisher, Karen, 1961-

Based on actual events of the 1847 Oregon migration, this story follows two characters of remarkable complexity and strength in a journey of survival and redemption. James MacLaren is searching for the wife who deserted him and their children, who later die of smallpox. Lucy is a remarried widow and mother, reluctantly heading west.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Mojave Crossing: A Novel

Mojave Crossing: A Novel
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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