Best Contemporary Western Novels
Best novels written about the American West, 1960-present.
1 Blood Meridian, or the Even...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 50,314 ratings
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2 All the Pretty Horses (The ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 49,865 ratings
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3 The Scholar of Moab
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4 Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dov...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 85,620 ratings
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5 True Grit
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 17,691 ratings
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6 Restless Heart
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings
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7 The Sisters Brothers
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 39,263 ratings
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8 No Country for Old Men
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 76,513 ratings
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9 The Backslider
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 238 ratings
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10 Legends of the Fall
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 4,044 ratings
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10 The Son
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 11,796 ratings
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12 Maggie's Fall
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 26 ratings
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13 Ceremony
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 9,228 ratings
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14 Deadwood
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,408 ratings
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14 The Crossing (The Border Tr...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,701 ratings
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14 Cities of the Plain (The bo...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,856 ratings
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17 The Powwow Highway
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 82 ratings
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18 The Crossing (The Border Tr...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,701 ratings
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19 Perma Red
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 314 ratings
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20 The Motel Life
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,653 ratings
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21 Baptism for the Dead
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 35 ratings
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21 Five Skies
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 792 ratings
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21 Butcher's Crossing
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,276 ratings
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21 The Mulligan
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 166 ratings
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21 Jade: Outlaw
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
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21 Bridle My Heart - a Western...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings
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27 Desperadoes
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 162 ratings
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27 Angle of Repose
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 29,936 ratings
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27 Jade: The Law
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
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30 Warlock (Legends West, #1)
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 891 ratings
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30 North to Yesterday
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 19 ratings
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32 Wild Indians And Other Crea...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings
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32 Coyote Waits (Navajo Myster...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,405 ratings
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34 Assassination of Jesse Jame...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,344 ratings
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34 The Old Gringo
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,388 ratings
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34 Appaloosa Rising: Or, the L...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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37 Winter in the Blood
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,138 ratings
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38 The Death of Jim Loney
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 283 ratings
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39 Skins
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 88 ratings
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40 The Last Picture Show
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 7,726 ratings
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