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.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
The Heart's Charge (Hanger's Horsemen, #2)
Hunter (Ryder Ranch, #1)
Ten Low
Tex Albo Speciale n. 37: Old South
Tex Willer n. 32: I pionieri del Montana
Tie Me Down (Bellamy Creek #4)
Grumpy Cowboy (Single Dad Collection, #3)
Outlaw Tiger (Texas Dragons, #4)
Bossing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch #4)
Prize Money
Harder (Bad Boys of Texas, #1)
Bigger (Bad Boys of Texas, #2)
Prairie Fever (Cowboys of the Flint Hills, #7)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Dark Sky (Joe Pickett, #21)
Stargazer (Leaphorn & Chee, #24)
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
Kissing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch, #5)
Grumpy Cowboy (Single Dad Collection, #3)
Near You (Montana, #2)
Old Dogs
Cowboys Don't Marry Their Best Friend (Sweet Water Ranch #1)
Where the Lost Wander
The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals #1)
Missing and Endangered (Joanna Brady #19)
Cowboy Dragon (Texas Dragons, #1)
Rancher Dragon (Texas Dragons #2)
The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole   BrownInfernal Gates by Michael Jack WebbAm I Okay, God? Devotionals from the Seventh Dimension by Lorilyn RobertsKeeper of Reign by Emma RightChildren of Dreams by Lorilyn Roberts
Christian Indie Authors
950 books — 593 voters
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyTrue Grit by Charles PortisThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Literary Westerns
251 books — 350 voters

Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboOn the Road to Death's Door by M.J. WilliamsDon't Close Your Eyes by Lynessa LayneBlue Coyote Motel by Dianne HarmanComplicated Moonlight by Lynessa Layne
Indie Mysteries, Thrillers, Westerns
537 books — 579 voters
Two Rivers by Zoe SaadiaRide the Wind by Lucia St. Clair RobsonAt Road's End by Zoe SaadiaPanther in the Sky by James Alexander ThomThe Peacekeeper by Zoe Saadia
Native American Historical Fiction
254 books — 259 voters

Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)
True Grit
The Sisters Brothers
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Gunslinger
Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1)
No Country for Old Men
News of the World
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
Sackett's Land (The Sacketts, #1)
Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove #2)

D.A. Carson
In the moral realm, there is very little consensus left in Western countries over the proper basis of moral behavior. And because of the power of the media, for millions of men and women the only venue where moral questions are discussed and weighed is the talk show, where more often than not the primary aim is to entertain, even shock, not to think. When Geraldo and Oprah become the arbiters of public morality, when the opinion of the latest media personality is sought on everything from aborti ...more
D.A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism

Wallace Stegner
One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a chance to create a society to match its scenery.
Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mountain Water

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