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  • The painful beauty of love

    Melanie Rae Thon's short stories, gathered in her collection In This Light, paint a desolate and tender picture of the West.

  • Crossing hearts on Colorado's plains

    Laura Pritchett’s first novel, Sky Bridge, perfectly captures the speech and rhythms of everyday life in the hardscrabble ranchland of the eastern Colorado plains

  • Hear Him Roar

    Andrew Wingfield’s tensely told novel, Hear Him Roar, describes what happens when Puma concolor, the mountain lion, collides with Homo dingus dongus, the suburban homeowner

  • To die fighting: a review of Jesse's Ghost: A Novel

    To die fighting: a review of Jesse's Ghost: A Novel

    In Frank Bergon's new novel, a young man in California's Central Valley is haunted by the memory of his best friend, whom he murdered.

  • 'The music of men's lives'

    'The music of men's lives'

    In his new novel, Work Song, Ivan Doig describes the struggle between mine owners and union activists in post-WWI Butte, Mont.

  • Ghosts of Wyoming: A haunted past and present

    The haunting short stories in Alyson Hagy's collection resonate with themes of loss, resignation and hope.

  • Reasons to persevere

    Reasons to persevere

    In his novel, Blind Your Ponies, Stanley Gordon West looks into the heart of a fictional small town in Montana.

  • Reality fiction: a review of What You See in the Dark

    Reality fiction: a review of What You See in the Dark

    Manuel Muñoz creates a dark mystery inspired by the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's legendary thriller Psycho.

  • Fall reading

    A list of the most intriguing current books by Western authors or on Western subjects.

  • Mystery in Montana

    Deirdre McNamer’s new novel, Red Rover, beautifully captures the unromantic realism of Montana’s small towns.

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