• Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men

    Steinbeck, John

    A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression A Penguin Classic Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck's tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America's most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as "a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands." A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today's leading Steinbeck scholars. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. (syndetics)

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Of Mice and Men
  • 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

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Lonesome Dove
  • 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

    Availability: Available

    View The Whistling Season
  • Winter in the Blood

    Winter in the Blood

    Welch, James

    Narrated by a young Native American living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana, this is the unforgettable story of a man living out the tragedy of his people. Intelligent, sensitive, and self destructive, he is haunted by the untimely deaths of his father and older brother and the shards of his once proud heritage. He sleepwalks through his days working on his stepfather's cattle ranch and consoles himself with alcohol and women. An ironic epiphany provides a tie to the vast land of his ancestors and an alternative to despair.

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

    View Winter in the Blood
  • Cities of the Plain

    Cities of the Plain

    McCarthy, Cormac

    The conclusion of the Border trilogy describes the friendship of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys working on a New Mexico ranch in the 1950s.

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Cities of the Plain
  • Daughter of the Morning Star

    Daughter of the Morning Star

    Johnson, Craig

    When Lolo Long's niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya "Longshot" Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl's plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

    Format: Audiobook CD

    Availability: Available

    View Daughter of the Morning Star
  • Conagher

    Conagher

    L'Amour, Louis

    Conagher was a lean, dark-eyed drifter who wasn't about to let a gang of rustlers push him around. While searching the isolated canyons for missing cattle, he found notes tied to tumbleweeds rolling with the wind. The bleak, spare words echoed Conagher's own whispered prayers for companionship. Who was this mysterious woman on the other side of the wind? For Conagher, staying alive long enough to find her wasn't going to be easy.

    Format: Audiobook CD

    Availability: Available

    View Conagher
  • Dark Trail

    Dark Trail

    Reasoner, James

    "Ever since the golden spike was driven completing the transcontinental railroad, heavy traffic through Wind River and an influx of strangers have made the jobs of local star-packers Cole Tyler and Billy Casebolt tougher than ever. A gunfight between miners over prostitutes, a soft-spoken deputy U.S. marshal hell-bent on justice, and outlaws with their sights set on the new bank all make things dangerous for the good folks of Wind River. But it's a well-dressed vengeful stranger from New Orleans who could change the face of the town forever." --

    Format: Large Print

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Dark Trail
  • Frontier: Thunder at Dawn

    Frontier: Thunder at Dawn

    Salzer, Susan K.

    Western Missouri. Former Army scout Jack Gregory returns from battle to a homestead in ruins. A wanted man with no place to go, he chooses an even deadlier career -- as a scout for General George Armstrong Custer. Under a new name, Jack serves bravely in the Seventh Cavalry. But when Custer's disastrous leadership ends in devastating slaughter, Jack sets off to forge his own destiny. Winning a small ranch in a card game, he hopes to settle down and live a peaceful life. But with the Cheyenne nation rising up to defend their land -- with nightly raids on innocent settlers -- there can be no peace for a scout like Jack. Only a man of his experience is skilled enough to infiltrate Cheyenne territory. Only an outcast with nothing to lose is crazy enough to face their war chief -- man to man, one on one.

    Format: Large Print

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Frontier: Thunder at Dawn
  • Some Kind of Courage

    Some Kind of Courage

    Gemeinhart, Dan

    In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest. (12/9/2022 11:53:42 PM)

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

    View Some Kind of Courage