Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, but there are also a number of works about Western-type characters in contemporary settings.

Westerns often stress the harshness of the wilderness and frequently set the action in an arid, desolate landscape.

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Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16)
Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride
Once a Rancher (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1)
News of the World
His Kind of Cowgirl
Trial by Fire
East of West, Vol. 5: The Last Supper
Back in the Saddle
Under the Desert Sky
Revenge and the Wild
One to Take (One to Hold, #8)
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
Stone Cold Cowboy (Montana Men, #4)
A Real Cowboy Never Says No (Wyoming Rebels #1)
The Bartender's Mail Order Bride (Wild West Frontier Brides, #3)
Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)
Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride
The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #1)
A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle (Wyoming Rebels #3)
Mason (Remington Ranch, #1)
A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss (Wyoming Rebels #2)
No Mercy (Lawmen Book 2)
Once a Rancher (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1)
The Chef's Mail Order Bride (Wild West Frontier Brides #1)
The Sisters Brothers
East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise
Walk on Earth a Stranger  (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)
Tougher Than The Rest (MacLarens of Fire Mountain, #1)
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True Grit
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
The Sisters Brothers
Sackett's Land
No Country For Old Men
The Daybreakers
Dead Man's Walk
Streets of Laredo
Jubal Sackett
Comanche Moon

Mary Doria Russell
Mary Doria Russell Epitaph
Her Favorite Westerns: Not just for gunslingers, the real Wild West comes to life in these five frontier tales recommended by the author of Epitaph.
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