• How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    Zhang, C Pam

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER A GOOP Book Club Pick "A fully immersive epic drama packed with narrative riches and exquisitely crafted prose." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Belongs on a shelf all of its own." --NPR "Outstanding." -- The Washington Post "Arresting, beautiful." -- The New York Times " Revolutionary . . . A visionary addition to American literature." -- Star Tribune An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape--trying not just to survive but to find a home. Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future. Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and reimagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it's about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 35 on 12 copies

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  • The Whistling Season

    The Whistling Season

    Doig, Ivan

    Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project.

    Format: Book - 2007

    Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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  • The Guardian: Derailers

    The Guardian: Derailers

    Cole, Tobias

    "Duncan Curry was a brilliant thief. Banks, trains--anything with money was a job for him, and he did it well. During his years fighting for the Confederacy, he honed his skills in the name of a greater good. But now the Union is whole again, and Duncan Curry needs a job. When a man from his past approaches him asking if he will use his unique skills to guard the railroads, Curry cannot refuse. It is the ultimate form of justice, as the one-time train robber now sees life from an entirely new perspective, protecting the rails that he once preyed upon. Now he is the private law in a time when every train is a big, fat target for opportunists with a gun and little gumption. Now Curry must learn to dodge bullets, instead of letting them fly, and find a way to keep his not-so-savory past from catching up with him as well"--

    Format: Large Print - 2019

    Holds: 4 on 2 copies

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  • Apache Sundown

    Apache Sundown

    Sherman, Jory

    "APACHE SUNDOWN Zak Cody is on the trail of the gold-seeking killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him as he brews a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies in a plan that will bring about the slaughter of a proud, native people. Now Cody must battle numerous obstacles to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre--the warrior named Cochise"--

    Format: Large Print - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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  • Frontier America

    Frontier America

    Johnstone, William W.

    "Two of the Johnstones' most legendary heroes-the rugged mountain man known as Preacher and the Scottish clan rancher Jamie Ian MacCallister, here together for the first time-are forced to choose sides in a blood-soaked battle for the heart and soul of a nation divided . . . FRONTIER AMERICA As the father of a young Crow tribesman, Preacher would like nothing more than to see the long-time natives and newly arrived settlers live together in peace. Then the killing starts . . . As a family man and frontiersman, Jamie Ian MacCallister is more than happy to help the officers at Fort Kearny negotiate a peace treaty with the Crow nation. Until it all goes to hell . . . This is not the American dream they were looking for. This is a nightmare. A brutal, blood-drenched frontier war that two heroic men must fight and win-or one struggling nation will never come together. For liberty and justice for all "--

    Format: Large Print - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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  • Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove

    McMurtry, Larry

    The Pulitzer Prize­-winning American classic of the American West that follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2010

    Holds: 3 on 10 copies

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  • Wolves of Eden

    Wolves of Eden

    McCarthy, Kevin

    "A saga of loyalty and survival in the vast, severe American West. Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as farm laborers, they reenlist in the army and are thrown into ferocious combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Indian tribes in the heart of Montana's Powder River Valley. Thomas finds love amidst the daily carnage--which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers' lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers. As he journeys to a remote outpost, he meets Irish nationalist rebels and anti-immigrant nativists who prove to be violently opposed to his investigations. Wolves of Eden blends intimate historical detail and emotional acuity in a haunting narrative that explores timeless themes of morality, the resilience of the human spirit, and the injustice implicit in warfare"--

    Format: Large Print - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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  • Golden Riders

    Golden Riders

    Cotton, Ralph W.

    Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack has a reputation for finishing what he sets out to do. He'd been on the trail of five gunmen for days. Then there were four. And he won't stop until every one of the Golden Riders is behind bars or underground. Then a few escape from jail, and get word to gang leader Braxton Kane that his brother died at the hand of a lawman. Now Burrack is both hunter and hunted, and if he doesn't live up to his reputation, he won't live very long. (syndetics)

    Format: Large Print - 2015

    Holds: 2 on 1 copy

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  • In the Valley of the Sun: A Novel

    In the Valley of the Sun: A Novel

    Davidson, Andy

    "Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"--

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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  • Ceremony


    Silko, Leslie Marmon

    "This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Navaho young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions--despair."--From source other than the Library of Congress (8/13/2020 6:42:18 AM)

    Format: Book - 2006

    Holds: 2 on 9 copies

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