It's a Western! An epic multi-generational Texas saga. And I loved it!
Book Genre: Western
Echo Sackette has inherited some monies and she has to leave Tennessee to go and pick it up. She meets with one lawyer and she isn't really satisfied with him so she meets up with a second lawyer who she likes better. (Will she receive the amount of monies she is entitled to?) Upon...
Tony Hillerman's famous Navajo Nation Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee are back in this new novel, Spider Woman's Daughter. In it, his own daughter Anne takes up the series after her father's death. Like many long-time fans, I was thrilled to hear the series would continue...
This young adult novel was researched right here in Denver at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library! In 1878, Eva Wilkins loses the couple that adopted her and is forced to travel to Denver, where her birth mother still lives. Once she arrives, she is shocked to find...
This book is pretty good. It's a novella with four short stories about Reverend Jebidiah Mercer a hardened man of God, whose purpose is to wipe out evil where ever he finds it. It has a lot of horror elements, zombie, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, and kobolds. Other than the story with...
If you know anything about Elmore Leonard's style, you've probably been told one of two things: His prose is "spare," and the way he writes dialogue is beyond compare (him and Mark Twain. They can listen to people, and write the way people talk--a deceptively difficult skill to master). Leonard'...
Daughter of Fortune was, like almost all of Isabel Allende's novels, a sweeping epic that pulled me in and never let me go. The story of love-stricken Eliza Sommers as she leaves her native Chile to follow the father of her unborn baby to San Francisco in 1849, year of the California Gold Rush...
Originally published in 1928, this is a western with a heavy emphasis on romance. Tough cowboy Trueman Rock returns to an area where he sowed wild oats when he was younger and falls hard for a beautiful daughter of a rancher with a questionable reputation. Thiry Preston has a bad boy for a...
I checked out this audiobook without realizing that it is the fourth and last in a series. Even though there were references to previous events that had taken place in earlier books, I was able to enjoy this as a stand-alone book.
The story revolves around two gunslingers in the...
Silly book about a cowboy trying to get his dirty dog into the bath. Unfortunately for Cowpoke Clyde, Dirty Dawg wants nothing to with the bath. Very humorous, the whole book is written in rhyme. There are some great cliffhangers where the rhymes continue on to the next page. Great chance...
The author of this book had a good idea for a western, then decided it needed pirates, Chinese secret societies, and Jack the Ripper. Based on the back of this book it could have been an entertaining western, but then everything changed halfway through the book, which would have been fine had it...
To be honest, I found this McMurtry satire of overindulged Europeans visiting the 1830's American West rather overstuffed: with language, characters, details, and slapstick humor that frequently verged on the sadistic. However, I did find the narrator of this audiobook, Henry...
I was beginning to think I was left out in the cold when I mentioned to several people at the library that my next read was going to be The Sisters Brothers by Canadian Patrick deWitt. More than one person (in fact, three people) told me that they had already...
Charles and Eli Sisters are two of the most notorious gunslingers in Oregon territory and northern California in 1851. They were hired by the Commodore to hunt and kill Hermann Warm and steal his “formula.” Along the way, they meet a variety of interesting characters and face off with men no...
Acclaimed historical fiction author Kathleen Kent sets her newest novel, The Outcasts, in her native state of Texas. This titillating tale of the west regales the good, the bad, and the ugly. Kent draws from historical records in her deft portrayal of period characters....
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, on which the 2007 Joel and Ethan Coen movie is based, is a thrilling story that tugs at philosophical questions.
Llewelyn Moss, a Vietnam veteran and welder, haphazardly finds a few million dollars cash in the Texas dessert while hunting...
Jack Schaefer’s Shane is a quick read, a snapshot into a season with the Starett family, homesteaders on the Wyoming frontier. Young Bob Starett acts as narrator, and recalls the brief time his family spent with a man named Shane. Shane is a mysterious man who wanders onto the homestead one day...
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