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  • Buffalo Calf Road Woman

    In Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Rosemary and Joseph Agonito give a fictionalized account of the only woman warrior to fight at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

  • Loves, losses and utter disasters

    In her new novel, The Berkeley Pit, Dorothy Bryant intertwines the stories of two very different Berkeleys: The California college town during the ‘60s, and the famously toxic open-pit mine in Butte, Mont.

  • Dispatches from the other border: A review of A Good Man

    Dispatches from the other border: A review of A Good Man

    A Good Man -- the third novel in Guy Vanderhaeghe's U.S.-Canada border trilogy -- thoughtfully explores life in that region during the late 1800s.

  • Finding freedom in Yosemite

    Finding freedom in Yosemite

    Shelton Johnson's novel Gloryland traces the adventurous life of Elijah Yancy, a young man of black and Indian heritage, who roams the West in the 19th century.

  • Dancing to Biederbecke in Montana

    In The Willow Field, his first novel, memoirist William Kittredge serves up an old-fashioned potboiler

  • From the Old World to the Old West: A review of The Little Bride

    From the Old World to the Old West: A review of The Little Bride

    Anna Solomon's fascinating first novel follows a young Jewish woman from Odessa, Russia, to the hardscrabble prairie of South Dakota in the late 1800s.

  • An epic tale of the Northwest: A review of West of Here

    In his novel, Jonathan Evison tackles the far-flung history of a fictional Northwestern community.

  • Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth

    Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth

    Richard S. Wheeler's historical novel dramatizes the rivalry between the "Copper Kings" in 19th century Butte, Mont.

  • A season of love — and secrets

    In his new novel, The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig explores the emotional life of settlers in Marias Coulee, Mont., in 1909

  • Dealt a bad hand: A review of Doc

    Dealt a bad hand: A review of Doc

    Mary Doria Russell brings the real-life historical character Doc Holliday to imaginative life in her novel, Doc, which focuses on the time he spent working as a tubercular dentist in Dodge City, Kan., long before the OK Corral.

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