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November - December 2012
Stories of the American West
by Elmer Kelton, John D. Nesbitt, Don Bendell,
Mike Kearby, D. B. Jackson, Steven Law, & L. D. Clark
June 2012, Trade Paperback, eBook
short stories from some of the most notable names in the Western
genre. Also, a bonus from author and literary scholar, L. D.
portion of the profits from the sale of this book go to support
ReadWest Foundation, Inc.
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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.
ReadWest: Stories of the American
Kelton's short story "The
Last Indian Fight in Kerr County"
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
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.
Profits from the sale of this story will benefit the
ReadWest Foundation, Inc.