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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+diary+of+mattie+spenser+dallas '''''The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1977) by Sandra Dallas''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+diary+of+mattie+spenser+dallas '''''The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1977) by Sandra Dallas''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+sisters+brothers+dewitt '''''The Sisters Brothers (2011) by Patrick DeWitt''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+sisters+brothers+dewitt '''''The Sisters Brothers (2011) by Patrick DeWitt''''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?in+the+distance+diaz '''''In the Distance (2017) by Herman Diaz''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+whistling+season+doig '''''The Whistling Season (2006) by Ivan Doig''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+whistling+season+doig '''''The Whistling Season (2006) by Ivan Doig''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?a+sudden+country '''''A Sudden Country (2005) by Karen Fisher''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?a+sudden+country '''''A Sudden Country (2005) by Karen Fisher''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+weight+of+an+infinite+sky '''''The Weight of an Infinite Sky (2018) by Carrie La Seur''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+weight+of+an+infinite+sky '''''The Weight of an Infinite Sky (2018) by Carrie La Seur''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mccarthy+cormac '''''Cormac McCarthy''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mccarthy+cormac '''''Cormac McCarthy''''']
  *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?blood+meridian+mccarthy '''''Blood Meridian (1985) by Cormac McCarthy''''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?blood+meridian+mccarthy '''''Blood Meridian (1985)''''']
 
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy '''''All the Pretty Horses (1992)- first book in The Border  Trilogy''''']
  *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy '''''All the Pretty Horses (1992)- first book in The Border  Trilogy''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mcmurtry+larry '''''Larry McMurtry''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mcmurtry+larry '''''Larry McMurtry''''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lonesome+dove+mcmurtry '''''Lonesome Dove (1985) by Larry McMurtry''''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+son+meyer '''''The Son (2013)''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+son+meyer '''''The Son (2013) by Philipp Meyer''''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis '''''True Grit (1968)''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis '''''True Grit (1968) by Charles Portis''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyoming+stories+proulx '''''Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx- collected in Close Range (1999) and Bad Dirt (2004); includes Brokeback Mountain''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyoming+stories+proulx '''''Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx- collected in Close Range (1999) and Bad Dirt (2004); includes Brokeback Mountain''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shane+schaefer '''''Shane (1949) by Jack Schafer''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shane+schaefer '''''Shane (1949) by Jack Schafer''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?letting+loose+the+hounds+stories+udall '''''Letting Loose the Hounds: Stories (2010) by Brady Udall''''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?letting+loose+the+hounds+stories+udall '''''Letting Loose the Hounds: Stories (2010) by Brady Udall''''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?a+good+man+vanderhaeghe '''''A Good Man (2011)''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?a+good+man+vanderhaeghe '''''A Good Man (2011) by Guy Vanderhaeghe''''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?butcher's+crossing+williams '''''Butcher's Crossing (1960)''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?butcher's+crossing+williams '''''Butcher's Crossing (1960) by John Williams''''']
  
 
=Westerns by non-Western Writers=
 
=Westerns by non-Western Writers=
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=Modern Fiction about Real People=
 
=Modern Fiction about Real People=
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?doc+russell '''''Doc (2011) by Mary Doria Russell- fictionalized biography of "Doc" Henry Holliday, and his friendship with Wyatt Earp.''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?doc+russell '''''Doc (2011) by Mary Doria Russell'''''] - fictionalized biography of "Doc" Henry Holliday, and his friendship with Wyatt Earp.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?hansen+ron Ron Hansen]
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?hansen+ron Ron Hansen]
    *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+assassination+of+jesse+james+hansen '''''The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983)''''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+assassination+of+jesse+james+hansen '''''The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983)''''']
    *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen '''''Desperadoes (1979)-tells the story of Emmett Dalton & the Dalton Gang''''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen '''''Desperadoes (1979)'''''] - tells the story of Emmett Dalton & the Dalton Gang
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter '''''Deadwood (1986) by Pete Dexter- follows the exploits of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and friends in the Dakota Territory in the 1870's''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter '''''Deadwood (1986) by Pete Dexter'''''] - follows the exploits of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and friends in the Dakota Territory in the 1870's
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?in+calamity's+wake+caple '''''In Calamity's Wake (2013)'''''] - the daughter of Calamity Jane seeks out her adventuring mother
  
 
=Western Mystery Authors=
 
=Western Mystery Authors=

Latest revision as of 14:22, 15 February 2018

Article in Category:Adult Fiction category.


Traditional Westerns

Traditionally, Westerns are marked by their strong sense of place in their depictions of the American West (think cattle ranches, frontier towns), and focus on justice, grit, independence, pride, redemption, and strength. Readers might be attracted to historical detail in addition to descriptions of the landscape. Older traditional Westerns are light on graphic sex and violence and qualify as gentle reads, and - especially those from the heyday of the genre in the mid-twentieth century - sometimes succumb to outdated gender and racial stereotyping.


20th Century Authors of Traditional Westerns

21st Century Authors of Traditional Westerns

Literary Westerns

More modern literary westerns go beyond shoot-‘em-ups and cattle drives to introduce nuance to the traditional tropes, while maintaining the core focus on defining morality, a strong sense of place, and rugged characters. They can also demonstrate the frontier mindset as it survives - or attempts to - in modern times. These Westerns may contain more graphic violence or sexual scenes than older traditional titles. (The Library might shelve/classify some of these in the Fiction section rather than with the Westerns.)

Westerns by non-Western Writers

Modern Fiction about Real People

Western Mystery Authors

Western Romance Authors

The Weird West

Westerns that include supernatural, horror, or science fiction elements.



Related Nonfiction




Movies & TV - Traditional and Modern

  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • There Will be Blood

See also

True Grit Big Read list by JMRL

Rural Noir (Adults), another list by JMRL which investigates questions of justice and independence, frequently revenge-driven, has strong characters, set in a distinctive American landscape

The Spur Awards, awarded by Western Writers of America

Western Heritage Awards, awarded by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Willa Awards, for “women’s stories set in the West”

Peacemaker Awards