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December 16, 2017

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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 Son

The Son
Meyer, Philipp, 1974-

Comanche Indian captive Eli McCullough must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong -- a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 11 copies

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Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
McMurtry, Larry


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 15 copies

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Sarah Canary

Sarah Canary
Fowler, Karen Joy

Chin Ah Kin is the reluctant hero of this search across Washington Territory for Sarah Canary. The year is 1873, one that holds promise for the emancipation of women, yet things couldn't be worse for Sarah. Chin first encounters her when she suddenly appears on the periphery of his camp. Because Sarah only speaks nonsense, Chin decides she is crazy and sets off with her to an asylum in Stellacoom. But because of her inability to communicate, Sarah soon becomes separated from Chin. Without her to justify his presence in the wilderness, Chin becomes the scapegoat for all the evil deeds around him.--From Library Journal.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Some Kind of Courage

Some Kind of Courage
Gemeinhart, Dan

In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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The Whistling Season

The Whistling Season
Doig, Ivan

Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 12 copies

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993

Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune--in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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The Case of the Most Ancient Bone

The Case of the Most Ancient Bone
Erickson, John R., 1943-

When Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, follows Little Alfred to an archaeological excavation, he runs into trouble in the form of a gorgeous golden-haired lady god, a peanut butter sandwich, and an enticing, ancient buffalo bone.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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The Big Sky: A Novel

The Big Sky: A Novel
Guthrie, A. B., Jr, 1901-1991


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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Showdown at Yellow Butte

Showdown at Yellow Butte
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

Tom Kedrick earned his stripes during the Civil War, fought Apaches, and even soldiered overseas. But in the high desert country of New Mexico, the battle-hardened Kedrick is entangled in a different kind of war, fueled by greed and deception. Hired by Alton Burwick to drive a pack of renegades and outlaws off the government land recently set aside for an Indian reservation, Kedrick begins to notice that things are not as they seem. As his suspicions grow, he realizes that he may be fighting on the wrong side of a land swindle. Disillusioned and outraged, Kedrick must take action against the very people who hired him--or be forced to witness the bloody massacre of innocent men and women.


Format: Book
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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