What Western Do I Read Next?: A Reader's Guide to Recent Western Fiction

What Western Do I Read Next?: A Reader's Guide to Recent Western Fiction

by Gale Group, Wayne Barton
     
 

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Gr 8 Up-Western fans will find a generous gathering of friends corralled between these two covers. The list of 1543 books readers may want to try, culled from previous What Do I Read Next? (Gale) collections, are arranged alphabetically by author, then title. The author's name is followed by the book title, publisher, story type (adult, modern, traditional, quest, revenge, chase, etc.), a list of major characters, time period, locale, plot summary, and a list of "other books you might like." The summaries are brief and written with an eye toward roping readers. Beginning with an introduction, a key to story types, and a list of award-winning westerns, this hefty volume concludes with a series of helpful indexes by author, title, character name and description (con-artist, frontiersman, outcast, etc.), story type, time period, geographic setting, and series. These points of access are very useful, especially for readers desperate for one more book about a Wyoming saloon keeper and his single-parent sidekick. If you have youngsters who plow through westerns like a tumbleweed through a ghost town, then you need this ready-reference work close at hand.-Herman Sutter, Saint Pius X High School, Houston, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787644796
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.47(d)

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