Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What to read while waiting for...



Wayfaring Stranger
Wayfaring Stranger
By Burke, James Lee
2014-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781476710792 Check Our Catalog In his most ambitious work yet, "New York Times" bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life--connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to heroic acts at the Battle of the Bulge and finally to the high-stakes gambles and cutthroat players who ushered in the dawn of the American oil industry.
In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
By McCarthy, Cormac
1992-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780394574745 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (1993), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (1994), Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award (1993), Reading the West (1993)

Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for
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Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
By Stegner, Wallace Earle
Introduction by Benson, Jackson J.
2000-12 - Penguin Books
9780141185477 Check Our Catalog
Angle of Repose tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, in the Sierra Nevada. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease and dependent on others for his every need, Ward is nonetheless embarking on a search of monumental proportions -- to rediscover his …More


The Color of Lightning
The Color of Lightning
By Jiles, Paulette
2009-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780061690440 Check Our Catalog From the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Enemy Women" and "Stormy Weather" comes this stirring work of fiction set on the dangerous Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. …More


Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition
By Collins, Max Allan
Illustrator Rayner, Richard Piers
2011-11 - Vertigo
9781401231910 Check Our Catalog Rock Island, Illinois -- 1929. Michael O'Sullivan is a good father and a family man -- and also the chief enforcer for John Looney, the town's Irish Godfather of crime. As Looney's "Angel of Death," O'Sullivan has done the bidding of Chicago gangsters Al Capone and Frank Nitti as well -- but when a gangland execution spells tragedy for the O'Sullivan family, a grieving father and his adolescent …More


Sunset and Sawdust
Sunset and Sawdust
By Lansdale, Joe R.
2005-01 - Vintage Books
9780375719226 Check Our Catalog In the middle of a cyclone, beautiful, red-haired Sunset Jones shoots her husband Pete dead when he tries to beat and rape her. To Camp Rapture's general consternation, Sunset's mother-in-law arranges for her to take over from Pete as town constable. As if that weren't hard enough to swallow in depression era east Texas, Sunset actually takes the job seriously, and her investigation into a brutal …More