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WANTED: Reviewers of Westerns

WANTED: Reviewers of Westerns

Booklist seeks experienced fiction reviewers with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience to review westerns for our publication. E-mail writing samples, preferably of published work, to Bill Ott at [email protected] Good luck, cowpokes!      

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 220 new reviews and 8 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Based on Michael Punke’s historical novel of the same name, Leonardo DiCaprio is stunning audiences in the new movie The Revenant. Subtitled A Novel of Revenge, the book is a fictionalized account of frontiersman Hugh Glass. While trapping for Captain Andrew Henry, Glass suffers a near-fatal bear attack. Captain Henry assigns two men to remain with Glass […]

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Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Did you know that today, July 25, is the National Day of the American Cowboy? Yee haw! Now, ideally, you’ll be celebrating by saddling up Old Paint for a ride out onto the ol’ prairie, where you’ll round up some dogies before settling in around the campfire for son-of-a-gun stew and a few shots of […]

Man Booker shortlisted Western: The Sisters Brothers

Man Booker shortlisted Western: The Sisters Brothers

Sometimes books find you. Sometimes you don’t know how they find you and sometimes you can pinpoint and map it. I found Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers because Stewart O’Nan wrote a lovely “Nightstand Reads” post for The Seattle Public Library’s Shelf Talk blog. Here is what he said: From the present, I devoured Patrick […]

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Keir's Reading Resolution: Shane, by Jack Schaefer
By August 1, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Keir's Reading Resolution: Shane, by Jack Schaefer

Last Friday, having finished my assigned reading, I found myself faced with a very rare situation: I had nothing to read on the way home from work. I scanned my office shelves looking for something on my New Year’s resolution reading list. Inexplicably in the mood for a western, I was hoping I had a […]

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Book Group Saddles Up

Book Group Saddles Up

The lunchtime book group, Downtowners, at The Kansas City Public Library, met recently to discuss Hellfire Canyon by Max McCoy. While the Spur Award-winning paperback prompted plenty of conversation, no six-guns were drawn between conversatin’ readers.   I started the discussion by asking attendees what they thought was meant by ‘western novel’ since none of […]

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Cattle Drives the Conversation
By February 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Cattle Drives the Conversation

Most book group facilitators don’t choose genre fiction for discussions and if they do, they lean towards mysteries or science fiction. Today, I want to show-and-tell a Western I think works well in a discussion. I don’t know about all Westerns, but I know about this one, The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day. This […]

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