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Genre: Westerns

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Anything for Billy
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 A84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Boone's Lick : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T., Neva, and baby Marcy; Shay's uncle, Seth; his Granpa Crackenthorpe; and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister, Rose. During their journey they pick up a barefooted priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to join in their travels." "At the heart of the novel, and the adventure, is Mary Margaret, whom we first meet shooting a sheriff's horse out from underneath him in order to feed her family."--BOOK JACKET.
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Bucking the tiger : a novel
Olds, Bruce.
PS3565.L336 B84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of "Doc" Holliday, frontier dentist, gambler and gunfighter.
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By sorrow's river : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B9 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Raising her young son, Monty, Tasmin Berrybender hopes to turn him into an English gentleman despite his life on the trail toward Santa Fe, an endeavor that is compromised by painful occurrences in the lives of Tasmin's husband and father.
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Ceremony
Silko, Leslie, 1948-
PS3569.I44 C4 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair.
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Conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951.
PS3525.I1875 C66 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The Conquest, published in 1913, is the first of seven novels written by Oscar Micheaux, better known as a prolific pioneer African-American filmmaker. This novel, along with two that followed, The Forged Note in 1915 and The Homesteader in 1917, mirrors Micheaux's experience as a black pioneer of the American West. The son of former slaves, his family had settled in Kansas as a part of the Exoduster movement in the post-Reconstruction era." "Micheaux tells the story of a brave homesteader, Oscar Devereaux, whose dream is to tame 1,000 acres of land and establish himself as an example of success for his people; hence, The Conquest. He secures the land but is overwhelmed by his struggles with drought, loneliness, and a troubled marriage."--BOOK JACKET.
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Dances with wolves
Blake, Michael, 1943-
PS3552.L3487 D36 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The original novel with an afterword by the author.
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Dark island
Conley, Robert J.
PS3553.O494 D36 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Happy man : a novel of California ranch life
Easton, Robert Olney.
PS3509.A7575 H36 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Homesteader : a novel
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951.
PS3525.I1875 H6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Autobiographical, The Homesteader expands on and continues the life of a black pioneer first described in The Conquest. In this incarnation, Jean Baptiste is his name. He has just purchased land in South Dakota when he meets his "dream girl," but to his mind marriage is impossible because she is white. Willful but warm-hearted, refusing to act as if he has no power to shape events, Baptiste cultivates his land and plans his future. In the face of drought, pestilence, and foreclosure, he turns to writing. His first marriage to the daughter of a Chicago minister collapses in acrimony and high drama. The circumstances that lead to its failure are a telling social commentary. Always learning, Baptiste demands respect and embodies the strengths of the pioneer, the vision of the empire builder. His story will impress and inspire in this cynical age without heroic models.
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Laughing Boy
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963.
PS3523.A2663 L38 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Capturing the essence of the Southwest in 1915, Oliver La Farge's Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel is an enduring American classic. At a ceremonial dance, the young, earnest silversmith Laughing Boy falls in love with Slim Girl, a beautiful but elusive "American"-educated Navajo. As they experience all of the joys and uncertainties of first love, the couple must face a changing way of life and its tragic consequences.-publisher's description.
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Life stone of singing bird
Stevenson, Melody.
PS3569.T45644 L54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The boundaries between love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, and cooperation and competition among Native Americans and white settlers are explored in this stunning novel, set against the unforgiving wilderness of frontier Kansas in the mid-nineteenth century.

Iris, India, and Singing Bird. Theirs is an uneasy alliance - a makeshift trinity of mother, daughter, and ambiguously holy spirit - that together forges a family of necessity. The fates of these women and their loved ones are inextricably linked by the powerful magic of the talisman known as the Life Stone.

The adult eyes of India Baldoon Walker unfold the narrative: her mother's grinding journey west, including her murdered husband and stillborn baby, and the discovery of a Native American infant boy who becomes India's adopted brother, Boy Found. As the two children grow into adults, their individual heritages prove to be insurmountable and their harmonious co-existence is shattered.

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Lonesome Dove : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 L6 2000x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.
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Luck of Roaring Camp and other writings
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.
PS1824 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Brings together Harte's best-known pieces including "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," along with essays, a selection of poetry, and three of his condensed novels.
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Magic journey
Nichols, John Treadwell, 1940-
PS3564.I274 M3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the forty years in which a rural southwestern backwater is transformed into a boomtown and industrial mecca, the townspeople try to adjust to their loss of land and heritage.
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Mercy seat : a novel
Askew, Rilla.
PS3551.S545 M47 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl's account of the violent life on the frontier. Mattie is 11 when her family moves from Kentucky to 1880s Oklahoma. After her mother dies, an uncle tries to get her father to abandon his honest job of shoeing horses for a life of crime, dealing in guns. By the author of Strange Business.
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Milagro beanfield war
Nichols, John Treadwell, 1940-
PS3564.I274 M5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It was a soft, early spring morning with the mist still clinging to the mountain and the blackbirds just starting to swoop low over the alfalfa fields when Jo Mondragon - thirty-six with not much to show for it, a feisty hustler with a talent for trouble - slammed his battered pick-up to a stop, tugged on his gumboots, and marched into the arid patch of ground his father had once cultivated. Carefully, impulsively (and also illegally), he tapped into the main irrigation channel.

And so began - though few knew it at the time (least of all Joe) - the great Milagro beanfield war.

But like everything else in the dirt-poor town of Milagro, it would be a patchwork war, fought more by tactical retreats than battlefield victories. Gradually, ever so fumblingly, the small farmers and sheepmen began to rally to Joe's beanfield as the symbol of their lost rights and their lost lands. And downstate in the capital, the Anglo water barons and power brokers huddled in urgent conference, intent on destroying that symbol before it destroyed their multimillion-dollar land-development schemes.

The tale of Milagro's rising is widly comic and lovingly tender, a vivid portrayal of a town that, half-stumbling and partly prodded, groped its way toward it own stubborn salvation.

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Monkey wrench gang
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
PS3551.B2 M6 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke returns from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power. They (the Monkey Wrench Gang) take on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat in this is a comedic novel of destructive mayhem and outrageous civil disobedience.
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Nirvana blues
Nichols, John Treadwell, 1940-
PS3564.I274 N5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The new and affluent with-it residents of the northern New Mexico town of Chamisaville, a microcosm of American society, are into organic food, Eastern mysticism, good dope, and serial monogamy.
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Ox-bow incident
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971.
PS3505.L376 O9 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travellers from being unjustly lynched for murder.
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Prairie
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1416.A2 R56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals.
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Railroad schemes
Holland, Cecelia, 1943-
PS3558.O348 R35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of a bank robber in 1850s California and the 15-year-old girl who keeps him company. He is King Callahan and he has declared war on greedy railroad barons, she is sweet Lily, who reads classics when not holding a gun. One of these days, he says, he will give up crime to look after her. By the author of Pacific Street.
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Redeye : a western
Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
PS3555.D47 R34 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comic novel set in Colorado and featuring Cobb Pittman, a crazy bounty hunter who carries a dog in his holster, the Redeye of the title. Pittman takes on a motley crew of innocents and scoundrels trying to commercially exploit Indian cave dwellings in the name of free enterprise.
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Sin killer : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 S56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up." "Accompanied by a large and varied collection of retainers, Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother."--BOOK JACKET.
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Streets of Laredo : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 S7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unjustly imprisoned by the Hooded Fang and other big people, Jacob Two-Two awaits the aid of the members of Child Power to free him and two hundred other children.
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Telluride : a novel
Schofield, Susan Clark, 1958-
PS3569.C5253 T4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set against a background of aspen trees, snow-capped mountains, and the muddy streets of a Colorado mining boomtown, Schofield's story evokes the changing West--when mines are wired for electricity and European opera companies play at the opera house, but some men still walk the streets wearing six-shooters.
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This promised land : a novel
Easton, Robert Olney.
PS3509.A7575 T5 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Untamed
Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
PS3511.A87 U58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Virginian : a horseman of the plains
Wister, Owen, 1860-1938.
PS3345 .V5 2002c Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a soft-spoken cowboy who lived and worked in Wyoming in the late 1800s.
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Wandering hill : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 W36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Continuing up the Missouri River with her wealthy English clan, Tasmin Berrybender, on the verge of motherhood and living with elusive Native American Jim Snow, witnesses her father's deterioration in the wake of her family's rise in power.
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Wayward bus
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 W3 1947 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability