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An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Sean Lynch. 2020
A legendary gunfighter can never outrun the ghosts of his past. But he can outshoot them. Acclaimed author Sean Lynch’s…epic saga of Samuel Pritchard continues—with a venegance . . . CALLING ALL KILLERS 1874. After losing his innocence in the Civil War and risking his life as a Texas Ranger, Samuel Pritchard has finally settled into a peaceful life in his hometown of Atherton, Missouri. As marshall, he hopes to put his bloody past behind him. To see his sister marry his lifelong friend. To find a wife and raise a family. For the first time in his life, Pritchard isn’t gunning for anyone—and no one is gunning for him. Or so he thinks. Strangers have arrived in Atherton. Hard-eyed men with guns. Someone has placed a bounty on Pritchard’s head: $10,000 in gold, deposited anonymously in a Wells Fargo bank, payable to anyone who puts the legendary pistolero in a pine box. . . . This is the story of Samuel Pritchard. A small-town sheriff with a larger-than-life reputation, lightning-fast guns, and a long list of enemies who’d love to see him dead. . . . “A riveting thriller that bristles with hard-boiled authenticity.”—Bestselling author Mark Greaney on Thy Partner’s Wife “Sean Lynch spins a tale that is fast, fun and realistic.”—Bestselling author James O. Born on Like Hell
By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone. 2018
A thrilling new Western series from William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone featuring the Last Gunfighter himself, Frank Morgan.WESTERN JUSTICE. …JOHNSTONE FURY. In this explosive new series, William W. and J.A. Johnstone bring together two of their greatest legends. The Drifter and the Kid. A gunslinging father and prodigal son, united at last, they are the Morgans. And the only thing thicker than a Morgan&’s blood is a Morgan&’s bullet… FAMILY FIRST. EVERYBODY ELSE DIES. There&’s nothing particularly unusual for a legendary gunman to be summoned to the lawless, bullet-riddled territory of Arizona. But when Frank Morgan, aka the Last Gunfighter, rides into Tucson, he finds himself ambushed and kidnapped by ruthless Mexican bandit Ramirez&’s army of thugs. The only way out is for Frank&’s son, Conrad Browning, heir to the vast Browning fortune, to ransom his father free. But Conrad isn&’t giving up one cent. He&’s got a far deadlier currency in mind . . . Conrad heads down to the border and infiltrates the compound. But to prove himself, he has to hold up a train with the rest of the gang. Ramirez catches on to Conrad&’s ruse, and the only way out is for Frank to come to the rescue. It&’s a wild turn of events for sure, but for the Morgans, when it comes to killing their enemies, it&’s all in the family. Live Free. Read Hard.
By Max O'Hara. 2021
The building of the transcontinental railroad is the story of America itself. Full of great dreams—and greater dangers—it required bold…vision, back-breaking work, and one brave man to stop the baddest of the bad men every step of the way. His name is Wolf Stockburn, railroad detective . . .NEXT STOP, HELL. ALL ABOARD! The killers are organized—and ruthless. One by one, they slaughter a railroad crew at Hell&’s Jaw Pass in Wyoming Territory. No survivors. No mercy. To ensure the rail line&’s completion, Wells Fargo sends their best detective, Wolf Stockburn, to the nearby mining town of Wild Horse. It&’s a rowdy little outpost full of miners, outlaws, and downright killers smack in the middle of two of the largest ranches in the territory. It&’s also as close to the pit of hell as Stockburn has ever been . . . Train holdups, ranch wars, slaughter—this little boomtown&’s got it all. Stockburn&’s not sure he can trust anyone here, even the deputy&’s daughter. This pretty gal isn&’t just flirting with Wolf, she&’s flirting with disaster. And that disaster comes with a hail of bullets, and—before it&’s all over—a lot of blood on the tracks . . .
By Louis L'Amour. 1959
As part of the Louis L&’Amour&’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials!Adam Stark had found gold. In…the confusion of the mesas and canyons near Rockinstraw Mountain, Stark, his wife, Consuelo, and his sister, Miriam, were quietly working a rich vein while keeping their presence a secret from raiding Apaches. Worried that his wife might leave him, Stark wanted to make enough money to take her to San Francisco, where she could enjoy the style of life she craved. But when Taggart, a stranger on the run from a vicious bounty hunter, enters their camp, tensions soon mount. Consuelo, against all good judgment, cannot resist testing Taggart. Is he the man who can make her happy? Will he give her the life her husband cannot? With thousands of dollars of gold in his packsadles, the Apaches are now no longer Adam Stark&’s only threat.Louis L&’Amour&’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author&’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives. In Louis L&’Amour&’s Lost Treasures: Volume 1 and Volume 2, Beau L&’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L&’Amour&’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.
By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone. 2021
Johnstone Country. Loaded for Bear. Ex-Rebel tracker Hunter Buchanon and his faithful coyote Bobby Lee come face to face—and tooth…and claw—with the biggest, fiercest killer they&’ve ever known . . .CURSE OF THE GRIZZLY MOON A cattle ranch stalked by the ultimate predator. A heiffer gutted and beheaded by razor-sharp claws. A ranch hand crushed and shredded by powerful jaws. According to legend—foretold by Sioux Chief Red Otter—the attacks are an omen of terrible things to come. When a grizzly attacks a man or his property during a blue moon, it is a sign that the bear has been sent from someone on the other side seeking revenge against the man that killed him. And that man—the avenger&’s true target—is Hunter Buchanon . . . To end the curse, Hunter must hunt down the grizzly and kill it—before it kills him and everyone he loves. He sets off into the wilderness for the final showdown between predator and prey. But this time, Hunter is the hunted . . . Live Free. Read Hard.
By Ralph Compton, Carlton Stowers. 2021
In this compelling new installment of bestselling author Ralph Compton's Sundown Riders series, a man seeks revenge for the death…of his wife and sons while caring for his traumatized daughter.Carl Novak returned to the Texas hill country after fighting in the Civil War, but unlike most of his neighbors, Carl didn't fight for the Confederacy. He was a Union soldier. Carl tries to resume his life as a farmer with his wife and three children. One day, when returning from an overnight trip to buy a calf, he finds his home burned to the ground and, even worse, his wife and sons murdered. His young daughter escaped the slaughter by hiding in the fields. She is so traumatized that she refuses to speak. Carl has one clue: a group of strangers has just left town. One man had a tattoo of a scorpion on his hand and one man was missing two fingers. Carl is determined to track them and exact his revenge.
By Ralph Compton, Matthew P. Mayo. 2021
Highly educated—and totally clueless—young Fletcher Ralston inherits a brothel and his thieving father's deadly enemy in this suspenseful new novel…in Ralph Compton's Gunfighter series. Young dandy Fletcher Ralston's privileged life of education and ease in the East comes to an abrupt end when he's summoned to the dried-up Wyoming town of Promise to inherit a run-down bordello and a lifetime of debts. The old woman he's known only via correspondence as his "aunt" is in truth the madam of the brothel. After their meeting, she is found with her throat slit, and Fletcher is suspect number one. But the old lady's paramour, crusty Gunnar Tibbs, believes in his innocence and sets about mentoring the tenderfoot. Fletcher is a quick study with the revolver, and the unlikely pair set out to clear Fletcher's name and track down the real killer. What they don't know is that someone is stalking them in return: Skin Varney, the notorious, unsavory brute his father double-crossed years before. Fletcher Ralston has to learn the ways of the West, and fast. Or he'll die with his spats on.
By Mary McMullen. 1974
“Hey, Red!” It was the sort of casual greeting someone might toss out a car window at a red-haired woman.…But Letty Garth had been wearing a black bell of a hat pulled down over her lovely bronze mane. And Letty Garth was not just another red-haired woman. That voice floating across a wintry New York night was only the beginning. Whoever it belonged to was trying to destroy Garth Goss and Bord, the hot young agency that turned heads all the way down Madison Avenue. It was a one-man Doom Campaign with GGB as a test market and Letty Garth as the target. What was worse, Letty Garth had a pretty good idea of who was behind it. But she hadn’t got to the top by telling all she knew, and she certainly wasn’t going to start now, even when mysterious pranks began costing the agency millions in lost billings. This was her problem and like every other problem in her glamorous life, Letty Garth would find a way to deal with it. She always had. So far. There are two more mysteries by Mary McMullen in Bookshare's library. Look for: A Grave Without Flowers and The Other Shoe.
By Glendon Swarthout. 1988
IN PIONEER NEBRASKA, A WOMAN LEADS WHERE NO MAN WILL GO Soon to be a major motion picture directed by…Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county's men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy--ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful. Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she cannot succeed alone. The only companion she can find is the low-life claim jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east, against the tide of colonization, against hardship, Indian attacks, ice storms, and loneliness--a timeless classic told in a series of tough, fast-paced adventures. In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout's novel won both the Western Writers of America's Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author's son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn's discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.
'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York TimesCraig…Johnson's first short story, 'Old Indian Trick', featured one of the earliest appearances of Sheriff Walt Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, Craig Johnson has sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels. Here are those beloved stories - and one new story, 'Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns' - collected for the first time in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in 'Ministerial Aide', when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious 'Messenger', where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a wonderful way to be introduced to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
The eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire.Sheriff Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is…getting married. Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are the de facto wedding planners and fear Cady's wrath when the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke two weeks before the big event.The pair set out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, but their scouting expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. It's not Walt's turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation . . .
The seventh book in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire.Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian…and one of the country's most dangerous sociopaths, has just confessed to murdering a boy twenty years ago and burying him deep within the Bighorn Mountains. Absaroka County Sherriff Walt Longmire must escort Shade through a snowstorm to the site, but the mission turns personal when Walt learns whom the dead boy's family is. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered paperback of Dante's Inferno, Walt braves the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, cheating death to ensure that justice - both civil and spiritual - is served.
The second book in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire.When Mari Baroja is found poisoned…at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches fifty years into the mysterious woman's past. Her connections to Wyoming's Basque community, the lucrative coal-bed methane industry, and the personal life of the previous sheriff, Lucian Connally, lead to a complex web of half-truths and assumed alliances. Aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, Sheriff Longmire must connect the present with the spectre of the past to find the killer.
By Stark Holborn. 2013
The year is 1864. Sister Thomas Josephine is on her way from St Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. During the…course of her journey, however, she'll find that her faith requires her to take off her wimple and pick up a gun. Innocent Visitandine nun Sister Thomas Josephine wants nothing more than an adventure-free journey out west. But adventure is what she'll get - and heaps of it - when she's taken hostage by a desperate outlaw on the Laramie Plains of Wyoming. Before long she'll find herself torn between two men, the handsome Union Army Lieutentant Thomas F. Carthy and the mysterious drifter Abraham C. Muir. And soon, one of these men will be staring down the barrel of her gun. In this exclusive, free, all-new ebook, you’ll meet Sister Thomas Josephine, the innocent Visitandine nun, and travel along the overland trail with her as she meets varmints and scallywaygs galore. Free for a very limited time only, Nunslinger Book 1 is the first in an extraordinary new series that will publish serially throughout 2014. Don’t miss a single instalment – preorder Sister Thomas Josephine’s adventures today!
The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire.When the body of a young…Vietnamese woman is found alongside the interstate in Absaroka County, Sheriff Walt Longmire is determined to discover the identity of the victim and is forced to confront the horrible similarities of this murder to that of his first homicide case as a Marine investigator in Vietnam. To complicate matters, Virgil White Buffalo, a Crow Indian, is found living in a nearby culvert and in possession of the young woman's purse.There are only two problems with what appears to be an open-and-shut case. One, the sheriff doesn't think Virgil White Buffalo - a Vietnam vet with a troubling past - is a murderer. And two, the photo that is found in the woman's purse looks hauntingly familiar to Walt.'A rising star' Los Angeles Times
By Stark Holborn. 2013
The year is 1864. Sister Thomas Josephine is on her way from St Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. During the…course of her journey, however, she'll find that her faith requires her to take off her wimple and pick up a gun...NUNSLINGER Book III finds Sister Thomas Josephine, now a fugitive from the law, racing through the harsh Sierra Nevada winter for the Mexican border. Hard on her heels is an old enemy... with a grudge the size of Texas. And she knows that if the cold doesn't kill her, he will.
By Stark Holborn. 2013
The year is 1864. Sister Thomas Josephine is on her way from St Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. During the…course of her journey, however, she'll find that her faith requires her to take off her wimple and pick up a gun...NUNSLINGER Book II relates the true tale of how Sister Thomas Josephine of St Louis, Missouri, comes to be wanted for murder and faces the hangman's noose in Carson City, Nevada. Only by relying on the help of an armload of fancy women and a wily old friend does she have any hope for escape!
By Kathleen Kent. 2013
Greed. Desire. Death. Love. It's the nineteenth century on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a time of opportunity and lawlessness.Lucinda:…intelligent, passionate, wily and courageous - a woman who braves her affliction and risks her own life to pursue her lover, a man as charismatic as he is ruthless.Nate: pure of heart, and with a strong sense of justice - a Texas policeman who belies his gentle nature to fight and seek the truth.Bill: a killer who has claimed the lives of men, women and children across the frontier. A man who knows what he wants and will do anything to claim it.The Outcasts. A disparate group of men who have made a living out of violence, and a woman who will stop at nothing to prove herself.
A Christmas novella for fans of the hit drama series LONGMIRE now on Netflix and the New York Times-bestselling series.On…December 24, Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol when he's interrupted by a young woman with a fine scar across her forehead and questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn't recognize the mystery woman, but she knows him, and claims to have something she must return to Connally. Walt, at loose ends, agrees to help.Lucian Connally swears he's never seen the woman before. Disappointed, she begins a story that takes them back to Christmas Eve 1988, a terrible, fatal crash and a young girl who had the slimmest chance of survival. Back to a whiskey-soaked World War II vet ready to fly a decommissioned plane and risk it all to save a life . . .'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York Times