ReadWest: Stories of the American West

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Matthew Wayland and his young wife Rachal have settled on a small farm in Kerr County, Texas. While breaking the ground for his new wheat field, Matthew senses a Comanche attack and makes a fast track for home to protect his wife and defend their land.

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Overview

All profits from the sale of this story will benefit the ReadWest Foundation, Inc.

Matthew Wayland and his young wife Rachal have settled on a small farm in Kerr County, Texas. While breaking the ground for his new wheat field, Matthew senses a Comanche attack and makes a fast track for home to protect his wife and defend their land.

The Western novel is unique to America, its characters diverse, and its canvas of subject matter infinitely broad. The authors in this story collection make up a perfect model of these criteria. Elmer Kelton, who wrote primarily about Texas, is regarded by his peers as the best to ever write in the genre. Literary scholars have considered his novel The Time It Never Rained a classic American work. Multi award-winning author John D. Nesbitt is noted as one of the fresher voices writing Westerns today. In 2009 and 2010, Nesbitt won three back-to-back Spur Awards for his novels and short fiction. Best-selling author Don Bendell has featured his character Joshua Strongheart—and Strongheart’s Native American heritage—in both his military thrillers and his historical Western novels. Bendell is often compared to the iconic Western writer Louis L’Amour. Texas author Mike Kearby, winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award, has become a favorite of Western fans world-wide. Kearby also has a strong youth following and has ventured into graphic novels. Steven Law’s novel Yuma Gold was a number one best-seller on Amazon.com, and his fans have labeled him the twenty-first century’s best Western writer. D. B. Jackson, whose debut novel, They Rode Good Horses, grabbed the attention of Western and mainstream readers, has been considered, by his editor, to be the heir to Elmer Kelton’s audience. Also included in this collection is a special treat from literary scholar and Texas native L. D. Clark. Taken from his novel A Bright Tragic Thing, Clark has penned a screenplay based on the Civil War hangings in Gainesville, Texas, which claimed the life of his great-grandfather. This anthology is a clear representation of the classics of Western writing, but also for now, and for the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930584600
  • Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

ELMER KELTON of San Angelo, Texas, a native Texan, was author of fifty Western novels and several nonfiction books. Among his bestselling books are The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, and The Good Old Boys. He was recognized with countless awards for his work and was honored as the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the 600-member Western Writers of America, Inc. Mr. Kelton died in August, 2009, at age 83.

Steven Law is the founder and president of the ReadWest Foundation, Inc., and the author of YUMA GOLD, published by Penguin/Berkley, November 2011.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    I BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR MY NOOK, IT SAID THERE WERE 210 PAGES

    I BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR MY NOOK, IT SAID THERE WERE 210 PAGES THE BOOK I PAID FOR HAD 19 PAGES. WHAT A GIP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Short

    Good story but very very short

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Short story, not novel

    Nice short story that can be finished in one sitting easily.

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    Posted October 3, 2012

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