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Western is a genre populated by cowboys, gunslingers, and gunplay, set against the backdrop of the Old West. Westerns are normally novels set in the western United States mainly from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twentieth century. Landscape is an important feature of the genre, and a sense of timelessness often pervades these stories, making it difficult to identify the exact time or place of the setting. The hero is usually a loner with a mission. Revenge and betrayal are common motifs.

Louis L'Amour is one of the most popular writers in the genre. More literary incarnations include Charles Portis' True Grit and Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. Western romance is a brand of western that has romance at the center of the story, and is generally targeted at female readers.

Book Country's genre map will continue to change as new literary categories emerge and others fall out of fashion. If you write westerns, explore this genre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.

Landmark Western Titles

  • Western Book - Sackett's Land  
  • Western Book - Destry Rides Again  
  • Western Book - Riders of the Purple Sage  
  • Western Book - Shane  
  • Western Book - Chiricahua  
  • Western Book - Trail of the Spanish  
  • Western Book - Slocum's Revenge Trail  
  • Western Book - Longarm 001  
  • Western Book - Seven Ways to Die  
  • Western Book - True Grit  
  • Western Book - Lonesome Dove  

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