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

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 Girls From the Five Great Valleys (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)

AmazonEncore, 2014

Five girls. Five dreams. Five destinies. Determined to climb the social ladder in Missoula, Montana, Hilary knows appearances are crucial to getting ahead—but she’s in for a rude awakening. With a rough home life, Doll seeks every chance she can to escape and hang out with one of the local bad boys, but her need to be noticed may land her in serious trouble. Janet hasn’t inherited the smarts of her doctor father, but she’s content to ...


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

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 will ...


The Sixth Shotgun

AmazonEncore, 2010

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 ...


The Lawless West

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 ...


Grub Line Rider

AmazonEncore, 2008

The fury of the Wild West explodes in this thrilling collection of classic Louis L'Amour short stories. Most folks would call Kim Sartain an easygoing, peace-loving man. But the few who crossed the young drifter knew there was nothing he liked better than a good fight. When cattleman Jim Targ challenges Sartain's right to ride across an unclaimed stretch of meadow, Sartain decides he'll do better than ride through: He'll put down stakes there ...


Outback Station (Outback Sagas)

AmazonEncore, 2007

The Convict: David Kerrick is a man with nothing left to lose. Betrayed by the woman he adores, deported to Australia for murdering her lover, he has lost the will to live until the lure of the outback claims his soul. Captivated by the sweeping wild beauty of the land, its freedom and mystery, he sets out to make a piece of it his own. Battling drought and dingoes, bushfires and bushrangers, he lives for the moment until the past comes back to ...


The Great Trek

AmazonEncore, 2009

Sterl Hazelton is no stranger to trouble. But the shooting that made him an outlaw was one he didn't do. Though it was his cousin who pulled the trigger, Sterl took the blame, and now he has to leave the country if he wants to stay healthy. Sterl and his loyal friend, Red Krehl, set out for the greatest adventure of their lives, signing on for a cattle drive across the vast northern desert of Australia to the gold fields of the Kimberley ...


West of the Tularosa

AmazonEncore, 2010

A collection of classic L’Amour stories, restored to their original magazine versions!


Big Medicine

AmazonEncore, 2009

A short novel and three stories, restored to their original magazine versions.


The Golden West, ...

AmazonEncore, 2003

THREE LEGENDARY AUTHORS! THREE CLASSIC NOVELS! INCLUDING NEWLY RESTORED MATERIAL! When it comes to Western adventure, no author comes close to the three giants included in this landmark volume. These are the men who created the Western, shaped it, and perfected it. The Golden West collects three of their finest short novels. Max Brand's powerful Jargan is carefully restored to its original, full-length glory, with material never before ...


Last of the Duanes

AmazonEncore, 2008

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 ...


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

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. ...


Crow Bait

AmazonEncore, 2013

Lancaster’s been in some tough situations before, but this one has to be the worst: attacked by three men and left to die in the desert—no weapons, no water, no horse. Still, he refuses to die without exacting some kind of retribution. He finds salvation in the least likely place: a horse so emaciated and pitiful it looks like it’d be good only for crow bait. And yet, ol’ Crow Bait manages to bring him to safety. And it’s Crow Bait who ...


Dorn of the Mountains

AmazonEncore, 2009

Milt Dorn is a quiet man. He wasn't looking for trouble that day in the deep mountain forest, but trouble found him. Dorn overheard an ambitious rancher plotting with an outlaw to kidnap the daughters of the owner of a neighboring spread. If he acted quickly, Dorn hoped he could save the girls by spiriting them away before the outlaw's gang took them off the stage on the way to town. But now the gang's begun a ruthless search of the forest, ...


After Life (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)

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 ...


Plum & Jaggers (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)

AmazonEncore, 2013

For the McWilliams children, life is forever altered the day a terrorist bomb blast rips through the train carrying them across Italy, instantly killing their parents. Dazed and frightened, Charlotte, Oliver, and baby Julia cling to oldest brother Sam, who—only seven at the time—is haunted by every detail. After he and his siblings are taken in by their kindly but peculiar grandparents, Sam becomes consumed with protecting them at all ...


Legend, ...

AmazonEncore, 1999

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 ...


A Patchwork Family

AmazonEncore, 2011

A good wife who can find?She is far more precious than jewels…Meet Mercy Malloy. Whether she’s cooking up the best grub to be had all along the Holladay stagecoach line, working her husband’s horse farm or helping her neighbors, God’s love fills her life.She opens her hand to the poor,And reaches out her hands to the needy…So when two orphaned children appear on her doorstep, she hesitates only a moment before opening her heart and her ...


The Unforgiven

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.



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