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Book awards: Spur Award finalist

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Works (207)

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A Sudden Country by Karen Fishernot in English Common KnowledgeBest First Novel
Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend by Ted YeatmanWestern Biography, 2001
Amazing Grace (Winner, 2001 Texas Review Poetry Prize) by Larry D. Thomas2002
The callings by Henry ChappellBest First Novel, 2003
Silver Lies by Ann Parker2003
Blood Kin by Henry ChappellBest Novel of the West, 2005
Where Skulls Speak Wind (Winner, 2004 Texas Review Poetry Prize) by Larry D. Thomas2005
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) by Gina CapaldiWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2009
Daniel Boone's Great Escape by Michael P. SpradlinStoryteller Award, 2009
Dreams Beneath Your Feet by Win BlevinsWestern Short Novel, 2009
Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 by David DaryWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2009
The Gold Rush Kid by Mary WaldorfJuvenile Fiction, 2009
Her Enemies, Blue & Gray by Ellen Gray MasseyJuvenile Fiction, 2009
Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith (The Western Legacies Series) by Margot KahnWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2009
I, Quantrill by Max McCoyOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2009
Killstraight by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Short Novel, 2009
Letter of the Law by C. K. CriggerWestern Audiobook, 2009
The Long Knives Are Crying by Joseph M. Marshall, IIIWestern Long Novel, 2009
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald WorsterWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2009
Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn Since 1876 by Jerome A. GreeneWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2009
Ten-Gallon Bart and the Wild West Show by Susan Stevens CrummelStoryteller Award, 2009
A Terrible Glory by Jim DonovanWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2009
The Trespassers (Leisure Historical Fiction) by Andrew J. FenadyOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2009
The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid FleischmanWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2009
Undiscovered Country: A Novel by Lin EngerBest First Novel, 2009
What Men Call Treasure: The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak by David SchweidelWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2009
Wolves at Our Door by J.P.S. BrownWestern Long Novel, 2009
Arizona : Nations and Art by Annica BenningWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2010
As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart by Clyde A. Milner IIWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2010
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonStoryteller Award, 2010
Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491 by Charles C. MannWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2010
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy EganWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2010
Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands by Katherine Benton-CohenWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2010
A Cold Place In Hell by William BlinnOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2010
Crossing the Plains With Custer by Paul HorstedWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2010
The Devil's Paintbox by Victoria McKernanWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2010
Dodge City: The Early Years, 1872-1886 (Western Lands and Waters) by Wm. B. ShillingbergWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2010
Journey to Goliad (Mr. Barrington's Mysterious Trunk) by Melodie A. CuateWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2010
Kick the Cowboy by Joe GribnauStoryteller Award, 2010
The Lawman: Hanging Judge by Lyle BrandtOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2010
Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861 by Polly AirdWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2010
Mundy's Law: The Legend of Joe Mundy by Monty McCordWestern Audiobook, 2010
Spoon: A Novel by Robert GreerWestern Short Novel, 2010
Tenderfoot by Mary E. TrimbleWestern Long Novel, 2010
'Nada by Daniel BoydFirst Novel, 2011
Arbor Day Square by Kathryn O. GalbraithStoryteller Award, 2011
Arizona's Little Hollywood: Sedona and Northern Arizona's Forgotten Film History 1923–1973 (Sedona Monthly Books) by Joe McNeillWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2011
Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez by John BoesseneckerWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2011
Beyond Bear's Paw: The Nez Perce Indians in Canada by Jerome A. GreeneWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2011
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story by S.D. NelsonWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2011
A Congregation of Jackals by S. Craig ZahlerFirst Novel, 2011
Crosswire by Dotti EnderleWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2011
Going Through Ghosts (WEST WORD FICTION) by Mary SojournerWestern Long Novel, 2011
Gold Under Ice by Carol BuchananWestern Long Novel, 2011
Goodbye Wifes and Daughters by Susan Kushner ResnickWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2011
Jackson Hole Journey by Linda JacobsWestern Audiobook, 2011
The Last Summer Of The Death Warriors by Francisco StorkWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2011
The Lawman: Avenging Angels by Lyle BrandtBest Original Mass Market Paperback, 2011
Roy & Lillie: A Love Story by Loren D. EstlemanWestern Short Novel, 2011
So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848 (Overland West) by Will BagleyWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2011
Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee by Dwight Jon ZimmermanWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2011
Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston by David CruiseWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2011
Wild Penance by Sandi AultWestern Short Novel, 2011
Wulf's Tracks (Herschel Baker) by Dusty RichardsBest Original Mass Market Paperback, 2011
After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country by Paul L. HedrenWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2012
Between Hell and Texas (A Byrnes Family Ranch Novel) by Dusty RichardsOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2012
The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town by Mary CasanovaStoryteller Award, 2012
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee BurkeWestern Long Novel, 2012
Henrietta King: A Queen Named King by Mary Dodson WadeStoryteller Award, 2012
How the West Was Drawn: Frederic Remington's Art by Linda OsmundsonWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2012
Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border by Rachel St. JohnWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2012
The Long Hunt by Cameron JuddOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2012
Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life by Jim KristoficWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2012
Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek by Louis KraftWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2012
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard WhiteWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2012
rode by Thomas Fox AverillWestern Long Novel, 2012
South by Southwest: A Western Story (Five Star Western Series) by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2012
Unbridled by Tammy HintonFirst Novel, 2012
Will Rogers: A Political Life by Richard D. White, Jr.Western Nonfiction Biography, 2012
Wolves in Blue: Stories of the North Brothers and Their Pawnee Scouts by Jean A. LukeshWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2012
"That Fiend in Hell": Soapy Smith in Legend by Catherine Holder SpudeWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2013
And There I'll Be a Soldier: A Western Story by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2013
City of Rocks: A Western Story (Five Star Western Series) by Michael ZimmerWestern Short Novel, 2013
Country of the Bad Wolfes by James Carlos BlakeWestern Long Novel, 2013
Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer's Seventh Cavalry by Joan Nabseth StevensonWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2013
Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West by Ruben MartinezWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2013
Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War by Paul L. HedrenWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2013
Lonesome Animals by Bruce HolbertWestern Short Novel, 2013
The Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda CoplinWestern Long Novel, 2013
Redemption: Hunters by James ReasonerOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2013
The Secret of Lodestar by Tim ChamplinOriginal Mass Market Paperback, 2013
Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854–1868 by Doreen ChakyWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2013
Wide Open by Larry BjornsonFirst Novel, 2013
Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture by Larry GraggWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2014
The Buffalo Rock (A Novel) by Bob Faulkner (Finalist 2009 Spur Award)First Novel, 2014
Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen by Dean SmithWestern Nonfiction Biography, 2014
Crossing Purgatory: A Novel by Gary SchanbacherFirst Novel, 2014
Destiny Made Them Brothers by Andrew J. FenadyWestern Traditional Novel, 2014
Greasy Grass: A Story of the Little Bighorn (Five Star Western Series) by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Historical Novel, 2014
La Grulla by John R. WrightFirst Novel, 2014
The Hardest Ride by Gordon L. RottmanWestern Traditional Novel, 2014
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob DruryWestern Nonfiction Historical, 2014
How I Became A Ghost (How I Became a Ghost Series) by Tim TingleWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2014
Kind of Kin by Rilla AskewWestern Contemporary Novel, 2014
May Finds Her Way - The Story of an Iditarod Sled Dog by Betty Selakovich CaseyStoryteller, 2014
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan HaleWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2014
The Old Man's Love Story (Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Americas series) by Rudolfo AnayaWestern Contemporary Novel, 2014
The Promise by Ann WeisgarberWestern Historical Novel, 2014
Standing in for Lincoln Green by David MackintoshStoryteller, 2014
Summer of the Star: A Western Story (Five Star Western Series) by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2014
Trees in Paradise: A California History by Jared FarmerWestern Nonfiction Contemporary, 2014
Alice from Dallas by Marilyn SadlerWestern Storyteller, illustrated Children’s Book, 2015
Any Other Name by Craig JohnsonWestern Contemporary Novel, 2015
Backlands by Michael McGarrityWestern Historical Novel, 2015
Battle of Little Bighorn by John HamiltonWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2015
Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico by david l. caffeyHistorical Nonfiction, 2015
Dance With the Devil (The Devil's Own) by JD MarchWestern Traditional Novel, 2015
How the West Was Drawn: Women's Art by Linda OsmundsonWestern Juvenile Nonfiction, 2015
The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane by Richard W. EtulainBiography, 2015
A Light in the Wilderness: A Novel by Jane KirkpatrickWestern Historical Novel, 2015
The Poachers Daughter (Five Star Western Series) by Michael ZimmerWestern Traditional Novel, 2015
Poison Spring (Five Star Western Series) by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2015
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra DallasWestern Juvenile Fiction, 2015
The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band (Sun Tracks) by Frances WashburnWestern Contemporary Novel, 2015
South Pass: Gateway to a Continent by Will BagleyWestern Historical Nonfiction, 2015
Tom Horn in Life and Legend by Larry D. BallBiography, 2015
Tumbleweed Baby by Anna MyersWestern Storyteller, illustrated Children’s Book, 2015
Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land by Dan O'BrienWestern Contemporary Nonfiction, 2015
Wilderburbs: Communities on Nature's Edge by Lincoln BramwellContemporary Nonfiction, 2015
The Canyon: A Novel by Stanley CrawfordContemporary Novel, 2016
Chili Queen: Mi historia by Marian MartinelloJuvenile Fiction, 2016
The Darkness Rolling: A Novel (Yazzie Goldman) by Win BlevinsContemporary Novel, 2016
Frontier by S. K. SalzerOriginal Mass-Market Paperback Novel, 2016
The Gray Fox: George Crook and the Indian Wars by Paul MagidBiography, 2016
The Hero Twins : A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers (2015) by Jim KristoficStoryteller (llustrated Children’s Book), 2016
Juan Bautista de Anza: The King's Governor in New Mexico by Carlos R. HerreraBiography, 2016
Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest by Lesley Poling-KempesHistorical Nonfiction, 2016
The Long High Noon by Loren D. EstlemanTraditional Novel, 2016
The Memory Weaver: A Novel by Jane KirkpatrickHistorical Novel, 2016
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker BuckHistorical Nonfiction, 2016
Playing Custer by Gerald DuffHistorical Novel, 2016
Rawhide Robinson Rides The Range: True Adventures Of Bravery by Rod MillerJuvenile Fiction, 2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. NelsonJuvenile Nonfiction, 2016
Thunder at Dawn (Frontier) by S. K. SalzerMass-Market Paperback Novel, 2016
Unbranded by Ben MastersContemporary Nonfiction, 2016
Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River by Kenna Lang ArcherContemporary Nonfiction, 2016
Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them by Terri FarleyJuvenile Nonfiction, 2016
The Contractor by James C. WorkTraditional Novel, 2017
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West by Chris EnssJuvenile Nonfiction, 2017
The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda SantosContemporary Nonfiction, 2017
The Green Colt: The Adventures of Wilder Good #4 by S. J. DahlstromJuvenile Fiction, 2017
Hidden Star by Corinne Joy BrownContemporary Novel, 2017
News of the World by Paulette JilesTraditional Novel, 2017
Nobody Rich or Famous: A Family Memoir by Richard SheltonBiography, 2017
Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places (Outdoor Lives) by Bruce L. SmithContemporary Nonfiction, 2017
Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde by John BoesseneckerBiography, 2017
Voices of the western frontier by Sherry GarlandStoryteller (Illustrated Children’s Book), 2017
Widowmaker Jones (A Widowmaker Jones Western) by Brett CogburnOriginal Mass-Market Paperback Novel, 2017
Abraham (Mount Rushmore Presidential Series) by Frank KeatingStoryteller, 2018
Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech by Jeffrey A. LockwoodContemporary Nonfiction, 2018
Bold Women in Montana History by Beth JudyJuvenile Nonfiction, 2018
Buzzard Bait (A Widowmaker Jones Western) by Brett CogburnMass Market Paperback Novel, 2018
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher KnowltonHistorical Nonfiction, 2018
Copper SkyHistorical Novel, 2018
Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla KellyRomance, 2018
Huck Out West: A Novel by Robert CooverTraditional Novel, 2018
Lakota performers in Europe : their culture and the artifacts they left behind by Steve FriesenContemporary Nonfiction, 2018
Lexie the Word Wrangler by Rebecca Van SlykeStoryteller, 2018
Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star by Lois HarrisJuvenile Nonfiction, 2018
Moon Hunt by W. Michael GearHistorical Novel, 2018
Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. RendonContemporary Novel, 2018
Slate Creek: Journey to the White Clouds (Five Star Western Series) by Wallace J SwensonTraditional Novel, 2018
Tejano Tiger : José de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico borderlands, 1823-1891 by Jerry D. ThompsonBiography, 2018
Tom Jeffords, friend of Cochise by Doug HockingBiography, 2018
The True Story of Jim the Wonder Dog by Marty Rhodes FigleyJuvenile Nonfiction, 2018
Valley of Bones (A Byrnes Family Ranch Novel) by Dusty RichardsMass Market Paperback Novel, 2018
Viva, Rose! by Susan KrawitzJuvenile Fiction, 2018
Acid West: Essays by Joshua WheelerContemporary Nonfiction, 2019
The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory CrouchHistorical Nonfiction, 2019
Born to the Badge (Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey) by Mark WarrenTraditional Novel, 2019
Broken Field: A Novel by Jeff HullContemporary Novel, 2019
The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt by Michael F. BlakeBiography, 2019
Deep Fire Rise by Jon GoschContemporary Novel, 2019
Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion by Kermit SchweidelContemporary Nonfiction, 2019
Hardscrabble by Sandra DallasJuvenile Fiction, 2019
The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West by John (Watusi) BranchContemporary Nonfiction, 2019
Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo (Thorndike Press Large Print Western) by Thomas D. ClagettHistorical Novel, 2019
The Long Shadow (Winds of Freedom) by Beth KanellHistorical Novel, 2019
Lust for Glory: An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation by Stephen L. HardinJuvenile Nonfiction, 2019
No Justice in Hell by Charles G. WestMass Market Paperback Novel, 2019
Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska) by Tracie PetersonRomance, 2019
The River by Starlight: A Novel by Ellen NotbohmTraditional Novel, 2019
This Scorched Earth: A Novel of the Civil War by Gear WilliamHistorical Novel, 2019
West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express by Jim DeFeliceHistorical Nonfiction, 2019
Where the Bullets Fly by Terrence McCauleyMass Market Paperback Novel, 2019
The Cost of Dying (Lou Prophet, Bounty Hunter) by Peter BrandvoldMass Market Paperback Novel, 2020
Dark Territory by Terrence McCauleyMass Market Paperback Novel, 2020
The Fang of Bonfire Crossing: Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLellandJuvenile Fiction, 2020
The Glovemaker by Ann WeisgarberHistorical Novel, 2020
The Mormon Handcart Migration: "Tounge nor pen can never tell the sorrow" by Candy MoultonHistorical Nonfiction, 2020
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David CrowContemporary Nonfiction, 2020
Rowdy Randy by Casey RislovStoryteller, 2020
Saving Grand Canyon: Dams, Deals, and a Noble Myth by Byron E. PearsonContemporary Nonfiction, 2020
Sweep Out the Ashes: A Novel by Mary Clearman BlewContemporary Novel, 2020
The Telegraph Proposal (A Montana Brides Romance) by Gina Welborn Romance Novel, 2020
Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson and the Jicarilla Apache by Doug HockingHistorical Nonfiction, 2020
This Side of Night by J. Todd ScottContemporary Novel, 2020

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