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Western

Only Killer and Thieves by Paul Howarth

Billy and Tommy were inseparable brothers growing up on a cattle ranch in Australia's Queensland. Drought made life hard, their cattle hardly worth mustering for sale. Their difficulties are exacerbated by a cruel neighbor, Sullivan whose wealth is a bitter... Continue Reading →

The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity

Michael McGarrity's family saga of the American West ends with The Last Ranch, a novel that carries the Kerney family to near the end of the Vietnam War and to the adulthood of Kevin Kerney whose family history was the focus of Hard... Continue Reading →

Backlands by Michael McGarrity

Backlands continues Michael McGarrity's Kerney family saga. It focuses on Matt, the third generation Kerney whose good sense and good humor reflect the loving determination of his mother Emma. His relationship with Patrick, his father, is troubled as Patrick has never been... Continue Reading →

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

There are too few great Western novels, so I am glad to discover Michael McGarrity's Hard Country. It begins with ruthless urgency with the death in childbirth of John Kerney's wife Mary Alice and the murder of his brother and nephew by... Continue Reading →

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