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The Last Night at the Ritz (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Elizabeth Savage

AmazonEncore, 2012

Brazen, candid, and always willing to take chances, the unnamed and not entirely trustworthy narrator of The Last Night at the Ritz celebrates her birthday with three old and dear friends. Two of them, Gay and Len, are a long-married couple and her best friends from college. The third, Wes, was once her lover. Organizing a luncheon at Boston’s esteemed Ritz Carlton—an old favorite of the group’s—the narrator expects the occasion ...


Open Range
Lauran Paine

AmazonEncore, 2013

Boss Spearman knew the end was near for open range men like him, cattlemen who drove their herds through the country to graze and then moved on. Local stockmen were staking claims to grazing areas throughout the West. Spearman had no quarrel with that, but he wasn't about to let anyone intimidate him or attack his men without putting up a fight. So when Denton Baxter's threats turned to murder, Spearman knew he had to get justice—any way he ...


Last of the Duanes
Zane Grey

AmazonEncore, 2013

When this unforgettable novel was first published—in a much shorter form—in a magazine in 1914, it was a rousing success and was made into a movie four times by 1941. Yet when Zane Grey submitted the full-length manuscript to his book publisher, it was rejected because it contained too much gunplay. And so a masterpiece of Western fiction remained unpublished in book form for more than 80 years. Finally, this powerful tale is available in ...


Elmer Kelton, Judy Alter, ...

AmazonEncore, 2013

Seven legendary authors unite to tell the story of one incredible character in a novel unlike any other: Elmer Kelton, Judy Alter, Loren D. Estleman, James Reasoner, Jane Candia Coleman, Ed Gorman, and Robert J. Randisi. For the first time, these amazing talents—combined winners of 14 Spur Awards!—have joined forces, and the result is truly the stuff of legend. Together they recount the life of Lyle Speaks, from his hardscrabble boyhood in ...


Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts of) Life
Jill Conner Browne

AmazonEncore, 2012

The Sweet Potato Queens® are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne’s ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers — and she does so in her own inimitable fashion. Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly ...


The Soul of Viktor Tronko (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
David Quammen

AmazonEncore, 2014

When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, ...


The Cowboy and the Cossack (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Clair Huffaker

AmazonEncore, 2012

Fifteen Montana cowboys sail into Vladivostok with a herd of five hundred longhorns, ready to cross a thousand miles of Siberian wilderness. When a band of Cossacks, Russia’s elite horsemen and warriors, shows up to escort these rough and ready Americans to their destination, the clash of cultures begins. The feud between American six shooter and Russian saber is embodied in two men: Shad, the leader of the Montana cowboys, and Rostov, the ...


The Unforgiven
Alan LeMay

AmazonEncore, 2013

In this epic American novel, which served as the basis for the classic film directed by John Huston, a family is torn apart when an old enemy starts a vicious rumor that sets the range aflame.


The Sixth Shotgun
Louis L'Amour

AmazonEncore, 2013

No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L'Amour. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms. The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, is finally available in its full-length version. Similarly, the short novel included in this volume, "The Rider of the Ruby Hills," one of L'Amour's greatest range war novels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded ...


Dove Season (A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco)
Johnny Shaw

AmazonEncore, 2011

Twelve years have passed since Jimmy Veeder set foot in the Imperial Valley of southern California. The only person that could bring him back is his father, Jack, who is dying of cancer. Jimmy is prepared to spend Jack’s final days joking and reminiscing, but the old man has other plans. He needs Jimmy to cross the border into Mexico and find a prostitute named Yolanda. It’s a strange final request to be sure, but Jimmy’s not one to ...


The Untamed West
Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, ...

AmazonEncore, 2014

The Untamed West collects three of the finest short novels by some of the greatest and most influential Western authors of all time: Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Max Brand. Brand's brilliant "Black Sheep," restored and corrected, is published here. "Cañon Walls" was first serialized by Zane Grey in three parts in Ladies' Home Journal. The version included here was taken from Grey's manuscript and appears exactly as he intended. Louis ...


A Gay and Melancholy Sound (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Merle Miller

AmazonEncore, 2012

The first book in nationally renowned librarian Nancy Pearl’s new Book Lust Rediscoveries series, this lost literary classic is available for the first time in decades. As funny and entertaining as it is captivating and heartrending, A Gay and Melancholy Sound is a shattering depiction of modern disconnection and the tragic consequences of a life bereft of love. Joshua Bland has lived the kind of life many would define as extraordinary. ...


The Lawless West
Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, ...

AmazonEncore, 2013

In the field of Western fiction, three authors stand unmatched: L’Amour, Grey and Brand. Now three of their best short novels are collected in a single volume. Zane Grey’s From Missouri has been restored from the author’s own manuscript and is appearing in paperback in its corrected form. Max Brand’s Over the Northern Border is a classic tale of stage coach robbery and relentless pursuit, also corrected and restored from the ...


Destry Rides Again
Max Brand

AmazonEncore, 2013

Famed fighter Harry Destry comes back from jail a changed man. The town thinks he no longer has what it takes to defend himself, but Destry’s innocent act covers a plot for vengeance against the men who set him up.


After Life (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Rhian Ellis

AmazonEncore, 2012

Naomi Ash was born in New Orleans and raised by her mother, Patsy, a medium who schooled her young daughter in the parlor-trick chicanery of the trade. From Naomi recreating presences with table cloths to providing the voice of the dead by talking through a fan, their act is part theater, part magic, and a little too much playing with the letter of the law. Eventually they must beat a hasty—and forced—retreat from New Orleans, relocating to ...


Camp Ford
Johnny D. Boggs

AmazonEncore, 2013

In this Spur Award-winning novel, acclaimed author Johnny D. Boggs deftly combines three American icons: the Old West, the Civil War and baseball. Win MacNaughton had always lived for the game--until his father was killed at Gettysburg, and Win decided to enlist in the Union Army. Captured by the Rebels in Louisiana, Win is then sent to Camp Ford, Texas, the largest prison west of the Mississippi. To keep up their spirits, the Union ...


The Misremembered Man by McKenna. Christina ( 2011 ) Paperback

AmazonEncore, 0100


Ghost Wolf of Thunder Mountain
Will Henry

AmazonEncore, 2013

Will Henry could weave a tale of excitement and adventure better than any other writer of the West, and collected here are five of his greatest and most vivid frontier stories. In the opening novella "Wolf-Eye," a cattle rancher must make a wrenching decision when wolves come onto his land. And "Ghost Wolf of Thunder Mountain" tells of a very different kind of wolf, one whose cry is the harbinger of death. But each tale in this book is a prime ...


Winter Shadows
Will Henry

AmazonEncore, 2013

From the very beginning of his long and illustrious career, Will Henry wrote from the Native American viewpoint with authenticity and compassion. This volume collects two of his finest short novels, each focused on the American Indian. The title novel finds a band of Mandan Indians facing the harshest winter in their history, while having to deal with an unscrupulous medicine man. Lapwai Winter is set in Northeastern Oregon at the time of ...


Rangers of the Lone Star
Zane Grey

AmazonEncore, 2013

Grey's classic story is fully restored to its original length. A U.S. deputy marshal, on special assignment from the Texas Rangers, must put a stop to rampant rustling and deal with the hostile mayor of the small community.



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