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2014
Bad country.
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2013
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel
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2012 (Western Short Novel)
Tucker's reckoning : a Ralph Compton novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Matthew P Mayo
 
2012 (Western Long Novel)
The Coyote tracker
 Larry D Sweazy
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2012 (Original Mass Market Paperback)
With blood in their eyes
 Thomas Cobb

Publishers Weekly In this gripping 20th-century western, Cobb (Crazy Heart) presents a fictionalized account...More

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2012 (Western Short Novel)
Legacy of a Lawman: A Western Story
 Johnny D. Boggs

Book list Boggs, one of the more interesting and exciting of today's western writers, nails another one w...More

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2012 (Western Long Novel)
Remember Ben Clayton
Click to search this book in our catalog   Stephen Harrigan

Book list *Starred Review* Like the statue at its center, Harrigan's novel is a stunning work of art rest...More

2012 (Original Mass Market Paperback)
West Texas Kill
Click to search this book in our catalog   Johnny D. Boggs
2011 (Western Short Novel)
Snowbound
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard S. Wheeler

Book list John Charles Fremont (1813-90), the mathematics teacher, military man, presidential candidate, and ...More

 
2011 (Western Long Novel)
Last Train from Cuernavaca
 Lucia St. Clair Robson
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2011 (Original Mass Market Paperback)
Damnation Road
 Max McCoy
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2010 (Western Short Novel)
Far Bright Star
 Robert Olmstead
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2010 (Western Long Novel)
Echoes of Glory
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robert Flynn
2010 (Original Mass Market Paperback)
Stranger in Thunder Basin
Click to search this book in our catalog   John D. Nesbitt.
2009 (Western Short Novel)
Another mans moccasins
Click to search this book in our catalog   Craig Johnson.

Library Journal Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire (Kindness Goes Unpunished) flashes back to his Vietnam War exp...More

 
2009 (Western Long Novel)
Shavetail : a novel
 Thomas Cobb.

Library Journal A shavetail is a young mule paired with an older mule to learn its work. Brickner, who is as...More

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2009 (Original Mass Market Paperback)
Trouble at the Redstone
 John D. Nesbitt.
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2009 (First Novel)
Gods thunderbolt : the vigilantes of Montana
 by Carol Buchanan.
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2008 (Western Nonfiction Biography)
Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America
Click to search this book in our catalog   Meredith Mason Brown

Book list Long before his death in 1820 at the age of 85, the exploits, both real and exaggerated, of Daniel ...More

2008 (Western Novel)
The God of Animals
Click to search this book in our catalog   Aryn Kyle
2009 (Western Nonfiction Historical)
Hunting the American West : the pursuit of big game for life, profit, and sport from 1800-1900
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard C. Rattenbury ; foreword by E. Norman Flayderman.
 
2009 (Western Nonfiction Contemporary)
Full-court quest : the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball champions of the world
 Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith.

Book list At the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, the girls' basketball team from the tiny Fort Shaw I...More

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2009 (Juvenile Fiction)
I am Apache
 Tanya Landman.

Book list Landman uses the tale of the woman who fought at the side of Geronimo as the kernel for her charact...More

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2009 (Juvenile Nonfiction)
The trial of Standing Bear
 by Frank Keating, Paintings by Mike Wimmer.
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2009 (Storyteller Award)
The wheat doll
Click to search this book in our catalog   Alison L. Randall ; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.

Book list Based on events that took place in rural nineteenth-century Utah, this story should resonate with t...More

2008 (Nonfiction Contemporary)
Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robert M. Utley

Publishers Weekly In this follow-up to Lone Star Justice, Utley tells how the Texas Rangers entered the 20t...More

2008 (Young Readers)
Doubtful Canon
Click to search this book in our catalog   Johnny D. Boggs
 
2007 (Western Novel)
The Night Journal
 Elizabeth Crook
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2007 (Nonfiction Contemporary)
Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics and the Montana press
 Dennis L. Swibold
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2007 (Young Readers)
Geronimo
 Joseph Bruchac

Book list Gr. 7-10. While Bruchac's unnamed narrator is fictional, this novel of Geronimo, the great Chi...More

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2006 (Western Novel - tie)
Camp Ford: A Western Story
Click to search this book in our catalog   Johnny D. Boggs

Book list In 1946 99-year-old Win McNaughton is an honored guest at a World Series game in St. Louis. He has...More

2006 (Western Novel - tie)
The Undertakers Wife
Click to search this book in our catalog   Loren D. Estleman

Publishers Weekly As in The Master Executioner, his 2001 tour de force, Estleman picks an unpopular professi...More

2006 (Novel of the West)
High Country: A Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Willard Wyman

Library Journal Wyman's first novel tells the tale of Ty Hardin, a quiet young man who becomes a kind of...More

 
2006 (Young Readers)
Black Storm Comin
 Diane Lee Wilson

Book list Gr. 7-10. On a wagon train headed to California, Colton is left to care for his family after his f...More

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2005 (Western Novel)
Buy the Chief a Cadillac
 Rick Steber

Publishers Weekly In 1954, the U.S. government, under the Indian Termination Act, "incorporated" a...More

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2005 (Novel of the West)
People of the Raven
 Michael Gear
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2005 (Young Readers)
Fire in the Hole
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mary Cronk Farrell

Book list Gr. 5-8. Bookish Mick O'Shea dreams of college and a career in journalism; he has no desire to...More

2004 (Western Novel)
I Should Be Extremely Happy In Your Company
Click to search this book in our catalog   Brian Hall

Publishers Weekly Though it joins a crowded field of Lewis and Clark narratives, this formidable third novel...More

2004 (Novel of the West)
So Wild A Dream
Click to search this book in our catalog   Win Blevins

Book list Life in rural Pennsylvania in the 1820s doesn't hold much appeal for young, adventurous, ambit...More

 
2004 (Young Readers)
In The Eye of the Storm: The Adventures of Young Buffalo Bill
 Cody Kimmel

Book list Gr. 3^-7. This third installment in the Adventures of Young Buffalo Bill series finds nine-year-ol...More

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2003 (Western Novel)
The Chili Queen
 Sandra Dallas

Book list The author tweaks the Western genre with her newest historical novel. Retired shortchange-artist-t...More

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2003 (Novel of the West)
Perma Red
 Debra Magpie Earling

Choice A Native American, Earling (English, Univ. of Montana) has written a remarkable first novel that riva...More

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2003 (Young Readers)
The Big Burn
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jeanette Ingold

Publishers Weekly Ingold (Pictures, 1918) captures the momentum of a wildfire in this historical novel about...More

2002 (Best Western)
The Way of the Coyote
Click to search this book in our catalog   Elmer Kelton

Publishers Weekly As gratifying as a McMurtry side plot and with more gritty excitement than just about any ...More

2002 (Novel of the West)
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
Click to search this book in our catalog   Brady Udall

Book list The opening sentence sets the tone for this gripping novel--Edgar Mint says, "If I could tell...More

 
2002 (Best Juvenile)
Rockbuster
 Gloria Skurzynski,

Book list Gr. 6-12. On a trip to watch the trial of union organizer Big Bill Haywood, 10-year-old Tommy acci...More

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2001 (Western Novel)
Summer of Pearls
 Mike Blakley

Publishers Weekly Homespun western charm flavors Blakely's slim historical fiction about one of the many ...More

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2001 (Novel of the West)
The Gates of the Alamo
 Stephen Harrigan

Publishers Weekly Settling his fictional cast firmly at the heart of 19th-century Texas, novelist Harrigan (J...More

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2001 (Best Juvenile)
The Midnight Train Home
Click to search this book in our catalog   Erika Tamar
2000 (Western Novel)
Masterson
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard S. Wheeler
2000 (Novel of the West)
Prophet Annie
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ellen Recknor

Publishers Weekly Spur Award-winner Recknor (Leaving Missouri) offers a daffy, highly original western told i...More

 
2000 (Best Juvenile)
Wrango
 Brian Burks

Book list Gr. 5^-8. Basing his story on the early years of African American cowboy George McJunkin, Burks spi...More

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1999 (Western Novel)
Journey of the Dead
 Loren Estleman

School Library Journal YA-In this elegantly conceived western, Billy the Kid's death haunts his killer un...More

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1999 (Novel of the West)
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Liddie Newton
 Jane Smiley

Library Journal A woman whose abolitionist husband is murdered in 1850s Kansas cuts her hair and tracks his k...More

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1999 (Best Juvenile)
Petey
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ben Mikaelson

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-This ambitious book succeeds on a number of levels. It is based on a true, tra...More

1998 (Western Novel)
The Kiowa Verdict
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cynthia Haseloff

Publishers Weekly Mining a critical but little-known event in the history of relations between Native America...More

1998 (Novel of the West)
Comanche Moon
Click to search this book in our catalog   Larry McMurtry

Book list At the conclusion of McMurtry's epic masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, Ranger Woodrow Call is haunted...More

 
1998 (Best Juvenile)
Danger Along the Ohio
 Patricia Willis

Book list Gr. 4^-7. When Shawnee Indians raid the settlement where their flatboat is moored, 13-year-old Amos...More

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1996 (Western Novel)
Blood of Texas
 Will Camp
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1996 (Novel of the West)
Sierra
 Richard Wheeler

Library Journal Ulysses McQueen leaves his wife on the family farm in Iowa to seek his fortune in the Califor...More

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1996 (Best Juvenile)
Far North
Click to search this book in our catalog   Will Hobbs

Book list Gr. 7^-12. After their plane and its pilot plunge over a thundering falls, 15-year-old Gabe, his De...More

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