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Ten years after the events of Riders of the Purple Sage, John Shefford, a disillusioned preacher from Illinois travels to Arizona and takes refuge in a village controlled by polygamist Mormons hiding from the federal government. It's there Shefford learns the story of Fay Larkin: years ago, the infant Fay, along with Jane Withersteen and a gunslinger known as Lassiter, were trapped in Surprise Valley. Intrigued, Shefford decides to track Fay down.

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In 1871 Utah, young Jane Withersteen is courted by Elder Tull, the leader of her polygamous Mormon church. When Jane refuses, the local Mormons persecute her. Meanwhile, Jane's friend, Bern Venters, is captured by Tull's posse and faces a harsh sentence. Jane defends him, causing even more friction with the Mormon populace. Enter Lassiter, a friend to Venters and an infamous gunslinger. His appearance causes Tull and his men to release Venters and flee – sparking a conflict that leaves Jane questioning her loyalties, Venters finding love, and Lassiter seeking revenge.

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Clarence Mulford's classic Western introduces the legendary Hopalong Cassidy and other colorful cohorts from the Bar-20 ranch. While the Hopalong Cassidy of film and TV (portrayed by the silver-haired, avuncular William Boyd) was clean-cut and polished, Mulford's original Cassidy is rough-and-tumble and foul-mouthed, thriving on brawls and gun-fights. Bar-20 depicts Cassidy as he was originally conceived, fierce and free-wheeling, and matches the cowboy hero up against Slim Travennes, the violent head of a vigilante gang. Filled with hard characters and gritty gun-play, Bar-20 is a Hopalong Cassidy story from the golden days of the Western that is not to be missed.

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Colorful, vivid stories of the California Gold Rush, the Wild West, and the Mexican War made Bret Harte one of the most popular writers of his time. The Bell-Ringer of Angel’s short story title is the epithet of one Alexander McGee, whose accurate aim would pierce the bull's eye of a mechanical target and cause a bell to ring. The Luck of Roaring Camp is the story of an infant born into a mining camp who changes the lives of the miners and brings them good luck, until tragedy strikes. The Outcasts of Poker Flats tells the story of several “immoral” characters who are cast out of their town only to show their true colors when their situation becomes dire. The Idyl of Red Gulch centers on a young schoolmistress, a drunken but charming young man, and a prostitute in a quiet, moralistic tale with a few unexpected twists and turns.

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AN INDIE NEXT LIST SELECTIONA PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BIG INDIE BOOK OF FALL 2013 «Part modern western, part mystery, this first novel will appeal to fans of Louise Erdrich and Kent Haruf. Quimby's prose reads so true, it breaks the heart.»— BOOKLIST , starred reviewLeonard Self has spent a year unwinding his ranch, paying down debts, and fending off the darkening . Just one thing left: taking his wife's ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her into a stark and beautiful landscape. But Leonard finds he has company on a route that intertwines old wounds and new insights that make him question whether his life is over after all. CHARLIE QUIMBY 's writing life has always crossed divides. A playwright turned critic. A protest songwriter who worked for a defense contractor. A blogger about taxpaying and homelessness. He wrote award–winning words for others in Harvard Business Review , Financial World magazine and the NFL Hall of Fame. Naturally, he splits time between Minneapolis and his native western Colorado.

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2011 Best Novel, Association for Mormon letters[b]Montaigne Medal Finalist“Steven Peck has imagined a world ever-so-slightly tweaked from this real one… The Scholar of Moab explores the otherworld of nature, imagination, and mind.”—BROOKE WILLIAMS, author of Halflives What happens when a two-headed cowboy, a high school dropout, and a poet abducted by aliens come together in 1970s Moab, Utah? The Scholar of Moab, a dark-comedy perambulating murder, affairs, and cowboy mysteries in the shadow of the hoary La Sal Mountains.Young Hyrum Thayne, an unrefined geological surveyor, steals a massive dictionary out of the Grand County library in a midnight raid, startling the good people of Moab into believing a nefarious band of Book of Mormon thugs, the Gadianton Robbers, has arisen again. To make matters worse, Hyrum's illicit affair with Dora Tanner, a local poet thought to be mad, results in the delivery of a bouncing baby boy who vanishes the night of his birth. Righteous Moabites accuse Dora of the murder, but who really killed their child? Did a coyote dingo the baby? Was it an alien abduction as Dora claims? Was it Hyrum? Or could it have been the only witness to the crime, one of a pair of Oxford-educated conjoined twins who cowboy in the La Sals on sabbatical? STEVEN L. PECK knows Moab, inside out. An evolutionary ecologist at Brigham Young University, Peck teaches the philosophy of biology. His scientific work has appeared in American Naturalist, Newsweek, Evolution, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Biological Theory, Agriculture and Human Values, Biology & Philosophy. Steven also co-edited a volume on environmental stewardship. His creative works include a novel, The Gift of the King's Jeweler (2003 Covenant Communications). His poetry has appeared in Dialogue, Bellowing Ark, Irreantum, Red Rock Review and other magazines. Peck was nominated for the 2011 Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award. Other awards include the Meyhew Short Story Contest, First Place at Warp and Weave, Honorable Mention in the 2011 Brookie and D.K. Brown Fiction Contest, and Second Place in the Eugene England Memorial Essay Contest.

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This book is pure art. When you are done reading you can hang it on your wall. Werner's writing, which novelist Thomas McGuane has described as «original» and «grounded,» resonates with the prose of Hemingway and McCarthy, as well as with the poetry of Rilke, Whitman, Roethke, and James Wright. This title will appeal to the literary environmental crowd. A short but epic tale, much like Jim Harrison's LEGENDS OF THE FALL, this novel will transport any avid reader to another time and place.Because of its excellent, polished, modern prose, we are also positioning the title to be used in creative writing courses in MFA programs.The author won the 2008 Utah Arts Council's Original Writing Competition for Nonfiction. Mr. Werner's poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays have appeared in several journals and magazines, including Matter Journal: Edward Abbey Edition, Bright Lights Film Journal, The North American Review, ISLE, Weber Studies, Fly Rod and Reel, and Columbia.

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Author’s last novel won the 2009 Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction and was a finalist for Utah Book Award.Backdrop for novel is the controversial Las Vegas proposal to build water pipeline in Nevada’s east desert and Utah’s west desert. Pipeline is getting national press including more than 20 articles that have appeared in the New York Times on the issue.Author and book have strong regional appeal throughout the West.Previous author acknowledgement: Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction 2009, Utah Book Award finalist, Utah Artys Award for Best Fiction 2008, Millay Colony for the Arts New York Times Company Foundation Fellow.Author has been reviewed/interviewed in the following national publications: New York Times Travel Section, Washington Post, PBS Series: The Mormons, NPR’s Radio West, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday (New York, New Orleans Times-Picayune, New West Magazine, Salt Lake Tribune, Tucson Citizen, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.