Short stories by Western writers

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When We Were Wolves: Stories
1.  When We Were Wolves: Stories by Jon Billman
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  "An often hilarious collection of short stories set in rural Wyoming. Best of the bunch, the title story about an ice hockey team at the State Pen."
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Close Range : Wyoming Stories
2.  Close Range : Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
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  "Fine collection of short stories about cowboys and ranch life, set in Wyoming. Best of the bunch: "Brokeback Mountain." Read also Proulx' "Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2.""
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Half in Love: Stories
3.  Half in Love: Stories by Maile Meloy
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  "This is a collection of 14 short stories, most of them set in the West. Meloy's characters inhabit a modern-day Montana where people are frequently tested by loneliness and poor luck."
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Rock Springs
4.  Rock Springs by Richard Ford
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  "A Pulitzer prize winner (for "Independence Day" in 1996), Ford sets this collection of beautifully written, thoughtful stories in Montana."
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The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge
5.  The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge by William Kittredge
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  "A collection of 13 short stories, set in Montana and the Great Basin, about rough, ready, and down-and-out characters by a writer who grew up on an Oregon ranch and adopted Montana as his home."
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Tall Uncut
6.  Tall Uncut by Pete Fromm
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  "This slim volume of stories by a young Montana writer focuses on the perspectives of youth - first romances, newlyweds, relationships between parents and children."
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Great Dream of Heaven: Stories
7.  Great Dream of Heaven: Stories by Sam Shepard
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  "Fans of playwright Sam Shepard will enjoy this collection of short pieces, many of them not more than monologues or brief sketches of dialogue."
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The Best of Montana's Short Fiction
8.  The Best of Montana's Short Fiction by Allen Morris Jones
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  "21 stories by Montana writers, each a well crafted and telling glimpse into the lives of modern day people living under that timeless Big Sky."
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The Magic of Blood
9.  The Magic of Blood by Dagoberto Gilb
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  "Stories capturing the lives and inner worlds of men who make a living as construction workers, day laborers, auto mechanics, and factory workers both on the job and during stretches of unemployment."
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Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present
10.  Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present by Larry McMurtry
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  "Larry McMurtry's collection of short fiction represents the American West from a perspective that is often wonky and off-kilter. Includes exerpts from novels by Kerouac and Erdirch."
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Good Rockin' Tonight: A Collection of Short Stories
11.  Good Rockin' Tonight: A Collection of Short Stories by William Hauptman
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  "Better known for his Broadway credits ("Big River"), author Hauptman has written in this collection a brace of Reagan-era stories set variously in Texas, Manhattan, Wyoming, Arizona, and California."
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Prior Convictions: Stories from the Sixties (Southwest Life & Letters)
12.  Prior Convictions: Stories from the Sixties (Southwest Life & Letters) by Dave Hickey
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  "Written in the 1960s and published 20 years later, hese are terrific stories, set in Texas and written with grace, humor, and a solid gift for making enjoyable characters spring to life on the page."
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Winter Count
13.  Winter Count by Barry H. Lopez
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  "This collection of ten early short stories by Barry Lopez seems written more than a little under the influence of Borges. Elegantly told, they are designed to evoke a deep sense of wonder."
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Salvation Gap and Other Western Classics
14.  Salvation Gap and Other Western Classics by Owen Wister
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  "Early western stories by Owen Wister ("The Virginian"), written for Harpers Monthly in 1894-95, and published together under the title "Red Men and White" in 1896."
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
15.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
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  "In the title story of the book, the Lone Ranger and Tonto do not make an appearance, let alone fight, but what the relationship between these two men represents to Indians infuses the entire book."
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Blue Spruce: Stories
16.  Blue Spruce: Stories by David Long
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  "Montana writer Long's stories are so filled with detail, striking turns of plot, and remarkable, thoroughly believable characters they are almost like novels compressed into just a few pages."
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Wild Indians And Other Creatures (Western Literature Series)
17.  Wild Indians And Other Creatures (Western Literature Series) by Adrian C. Louis
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  "This collection of 23 short stories is set almost entirely on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota and the border towns in the Nebraska panhandle."
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The Drifting Cowboy (Tumbleweed)
18.  The Drifting Cowboy (Tumbleweed) by Will James
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  "James' love of working cowboys, his respect for horses, and his devotion to the fraternity of men who worked cattle and horses on the open range give his stories an easy warmth."
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The Hanging Tree
19.  The Hanging Tree by Dorothy M. Johnson
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  "The myths of the old west reenvisioned by a 20th century writer. Best known of this collection, "The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.""
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Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (Contemporary American Fiction)
20.  Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (Contemporary American Fiction) by Wallace Stegner
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  "Stories by Pulitzer Prize winning writer who regarded the West as a subject for serious literature. Includes brilliant ranching and cowboy stories set in Saskatchewan, "Carrion Spring" and "Genesis.""
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A Lean Year And Other Stories (Western Literature Series)
21.  A Lean Year And Other Stories (Western Literature Series) by Robert Laxalt
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  "These 16 stories set chiefly in the author's home state, Nevada, show a wide range of interests, character types, and styles of storytelling. There is humor, sentiment, drama, action, and satire."
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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories
22.  Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
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  "Native of Washington state, Carver captures in his elegantly simple style the experience of westerners whose lives are often set adrift by circumstances they seem unable to control."
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Gallatin Canyon: Stories
23.  Gallatin Canyon: Stories by Thomas McGuane
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  "Novelist of the "bushwhacked," McGuane's stories often visit Montana, where he puts to task the mythology that survives there often in comically twisted forms."
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Justice
24.  Justice by Larry Watson
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  "A series of 7 interconnected short stories about members of the Hayden family in a small town in northeastern Montana, during the years 1899-1937. Prequel to the author's novel "Montana 1948.""
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A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories
25.  A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories by Ron Carlson
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  "Here are 35 stories from previously published collections by Utah-born and raised Ron Carlson. Gifted as a stylist and as a creator of memorable and deeply understood characters, he opens a world that enfolds the reader in a rich embrace."
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Refresh, Refresh: Stories
26.  Refresh, Refresh: Stories by Benjamin Percy
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  "These stories are set in contemporary and near-future Oregon. The title story won the Plimpton and Pushcart prizes and was anthologized in Best American Short Stories of 2006."
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