Reviews and Blog Posts: American West

When Molly Was a Harvey Girl

by Frances M Wood

The last place Illinois-born Molly Gerry wants to be is Raton, New Mexico, but when her father finally dies of a long illness her older sister, Colleen, sees few options other than to lie about Molly's age and get them both jobs as waitresses on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa...

Lonesome dove : a novel

by Larry McMurtry

Reviewer Rating:
5

Lonesome Dove is one of my all-time favorite novels. My family just returned from a trip to Montana, which is one of the settings in the book. Seeing the rolling hills and cattle reminded me of the book, and it's now on my to-read (again) pile.

The Sisters brothers a novel

by Patrick deWitt

Reviewer Rating:
5

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...

The Sisters brothers

by Patrick deWitt

Reviewer Rating:
5

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...

Fencing the Sky

by James Galvin

Reviewer Rating:
5

What's become of 'the American West' comes to life in this brilliantly written story.  Ranchers and cowboys once wrestled a living from mile upon mile of open prairie and the foothills that sweep across the land. From Fort Collins and Ted's Place to the west, on up 287 to Tie...

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