Western

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buckskin brigades

Buckskin Brigades by L. Ron Hubbard

A Rider On the Storm

Jason Manning, another of our Texas writers of western fiction, may not be a household name like Larry McMurtry, but he certainly deserves to be better known among western fans. With several series and numerous stand-alone novels under his belt, his work reflects a keen knowledge of the conflicts of the western frontier in the 19th century, as well as a thorough understanding of the motivations of human nature.

Passing Identity on the Western Trail

With his twin Colts, Danny Duggan earned himself a reputation as a dangerous gunman. Danielle Strange, however, just wants to settle down and make something of her Texas ranch. When trouble rides in to town and an old friend is killed, Danielle turns to Danny for help. But there is more to Danny than meets the eye. And just what is the secret of their relationship anyway? Together they set out to bring the roughnecks to justice. Along the way they will find some more surprises to challenge the very core of their bond.

The West According to Willie

No doubt about it, Willie Nelson is a household name. And deservedly so. He has recorded about a gazillion hit songs over the pasrt forty years.

Bards of the West

April is (among other things) National Poetry Month. And I am glad to say that cowboys and poetry have a long association together. Cowboys have often been known to carry books in their saddlebags and more than a few have tried their hand at writing, in both prose and poetry. Long before the phenomenon of Country Music there were cowboys experiementing with the craft of versification. If you would like to read some of the cowboy poetry that has been and is still being written today, check out some of these titles from our catalog.

From Westerns About Women to Westerns By Women

If you're the kind of reader who thinks westerns are only written by men for men, then my guess is, you haven't browsed the western section lately. In my last post I highlighted some westerns about women. Now, here are some titles in the genre written by women.  I think they deserve to be more widely known.

    

The Women Who Won the West (a few of them at least!)

Among other things, March is Women's History Month, so this seems a good time to highlight some of the excellent tales of women in the American west.

There have been many good non-fiction books written detailing the contributions of women in the settling of the west. A good place to start might be with some of these titles:

By Grit & Grace: eleven women who shaped the American West

 

 

 

Some Rodeo Fiction for Grownups

Since the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is now in progress (and running through the 21st), this seems like a good time to highlight some good rodeo related fiction. Perhaps not strickly 'westerns' in the traditional sense, they still feature cowboys (and cowgirls), horses, cattle and other livestock we all associate with the west. Enjoy!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – WESTERN STYLE

The African-American contributions to the settlement of the western frontier is a matter of record. But for the purposes of Black History Month, following that trail of facts can be a dry and dusty endeavor. Sometimes you just need a good story. Finding good western fiction that features African-American protagonists can help slake that thirst. Here is a list of titles that may help stimulate interest beyond those February assignments.

Showdown at Two-Bit Creek

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