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New trails : twenty-three original stories of the West from western writers of America

Author: John Jakes; Martin Harry Greenberg
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1995.
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This collection of original stories from members of the Western Writers of America heralds a rebirth for the western short story. A hero-worshiping young boy gets a history lesson; a tough rancher gets a lesson in helplessness and humanity; a Cheyenne woman uses the powerful medicine of a story to keep her aging husband alife; three losers find treasures that will change their lives. Rich in history, humor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Fiction
Western fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Jakes; Martin Harry Greenberg
ISBN: 0783812485 9780783812489
OCLC Number: 31937973
Description: 476 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Contents: Hurrah for Capt. Early / Elmore Leonard --
To challenge a legend / Albert Butler --
Wildfire / Marianne Willman --
The death(s) of Billy the Kid / Arthur Winfield Knight --
The burial of Letty Strayhorn / Elmer Kelton --
The day of the rain / Teddy Keller --
Sweet revenge / Judy Alter --
Yearlings / Jim Marion Etter --
Bloody badge, bloody gun / Robert Gleason --
Half a day from water / Gordon D. Shirreffs --
We'll kill the old red rooster when she comes / R.C. House --
From our special correspondent / Dale L. Walker --
The wedding dress / Win Blevins --
More silent than the male / Riley Froh --
The leave-taking / Ruth Willett Lanza --
A two-gun man / Joyce Roach --
Reunion / Lenore Carroll --
Spring comes to the widow / John D. Nesbitt --
Iron Heart's story / Loren D. Estleman --
Frontier birds / Linda Sparks --
Long ride back / Ed Gorman --
Making history / Sally Zanjani --
Manitow and Ironhand / John Jakes.
Responsibility: edited by John Jakes and Martin H. Greenberg ; introduction by John Jakes.

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This collection of original stories from members of the Western Writers of America heralds a rebirth for the western short story. A hero-worshiping young boy gets a history lesson; a tough rancher gets a lesson in helplessness and humanity; a Cheyenne woman uses the powerful medicine of a story to keep her aging husband alife; three losers find treasures that will change their lives. Rich in history, humor and honest emotion, these twenty-three stories offer the best in modern western fiction.

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