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The Captive

A Novel

by Fiona King Foster
edition: eBook
tagged: noir, suspense, westerns

A rural noir about a woman on a pulse-pounding expedition to deliver a fugitive—and forced to confront her own past on the journey
In a secessionist rural state that has cut itself off completely from urban centers, where living is hardscrabble and poor but “free,” Brooke Holland runs a farm with her husband, Milo, and two daughters. Their li …

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News of the World [Movie Tie-in]

A Novel

by Paulette Jiles
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, literary, westerns

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks 

In this National Book Award finalist set in the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of fa …

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News of the World Movie Tie-in

A Novel

by Paulette Jiles
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, literary, westerns

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Tom Hanks

It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he …

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One Good and Deadly Deed

A Sheriff Luke McWhorter Mystery

by Dudley Lynch
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: police procedural, supernatural, crime, westerns

 

Bodies are piling up in Flagler. For fans of Bones and Preacher comes a sharp supernatural police procedural set in the heart of Texas.

It was not Luke McWhorter’s plan to become a law enforcement officer when he left for Yale Divinity School. But three generations of his family had worn the star, and after graduation, the needs of his community …

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The Outlander

by Gil Adamson
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, westerns

In 1903, a mysterious, desperate woman flees alone across the West, one quick step ahead of the law. She has just become a widow by her own hand. Two vengeful brothers and a pack of bloodhounds track her across the wilderness. She is nineteen years old and half mad.
Gil Adamson’s extraordinary award-winning novel opens in heart-pounding mid-fligh …

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Ridgerunner

by Gil Adamson
edition: Hardcover
tagged: literary, westerns

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Ridgerunner is the follow-up to Gil Adamson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed novel The Outlander.
November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the bo …

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Simon the Fiddler

A Novel

by Paulette Jiles
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, westerns, historical

“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York Times

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, se …

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