Elmer Kelton


Born
in Horse Camp, Five Wells Ranch, Andrews County, Texas, The United States
April 29, 1926

Died
August 22, 2009

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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years. He served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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The Time It Never Rained

4.23 avg rating — 1,341 ratings — published 1973 — 18 editions
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The Good Old Boys

4.28 avg rating — 632 ratings — published 1982 — 20 editions
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The Day the Cowboys Quit

4.18 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 1971 — 18 editions
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The Buckskin Line (Texas Ra...

4.01 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Badger Boy (Texas Rangers, #2)

4.03 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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The Pumpkin Rollers

4.04 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Way of the Coyote (Texa...

4.07 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Sons of Texas

4.18 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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Ranger's Trail (Texas Range...

3.98 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Six Bits a Day

4.10 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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“A bad habit or two is good for a man or a beast. Did you ever know a man who didn't have any bad habits? I have, and I always hated the son of a bitch." -- Charlie Flagg”
Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained

“A little honest swearin" wipeth away anger and bringeth peace to the soul.”
Elmer Kelton

“I'll be riding rough horses when you are salted away in a box.”
Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained

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