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Old 10-26-2016, 05:12 PM   #31
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While not the typical Western author, Corman McCarthy has written a number of western themed novels. I first discovered him reading The Road, and found his Border Trilogy (All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing & Cities of the Plain) well worth reading. His No Country for Old Men was an Academy Award Best Picture, and another great read.
Love McCarthy's books.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:19 PM   #32
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A couple of my other favorites include anything by the late Tony Hillerman, & James Doss.

Another pair of historic novel authors that I like are Kathleen O'Neal Gear & Michael Gear. They write accurate historic novels about the populating of North America.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #33
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An e book company, they send about 5-6 selections a day to your email, I've downloaded several of the free ones and some of them are pretty good...they run the gamut...
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Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

The Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian – 20 volumes, of which the first is Master and Commander

The Jerusalem Quartet series by Edward Whitmore, of which the first volume is Sinai Tapestry

Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
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Sticking with the SciFi theme I prefer, I highly recommend Robert Heinlein. Particularly "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress."

Kind of an allegory of the American Revolution.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:34 PM   #36
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Since you're in Alaska I recommend "Alaska," by James Michener in case you haven't already read it. Also the Jack London books.
Later when it is really dark and wet, read any of the Carl Hiaasen books, light reading, funny and they take place in Florida which is where you'll want to be in a few months.
On another forum I recommended "Empire of the Summer Moon" Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History. by S. C Gwynne. It is a graphic and historical account of Texas during the nineteenth century and covers the whole state. While reading it I understood why my mother once said that my Texas relatives never had a kind word to say about Comanche Indians.
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On another forum I recommended "Empire of the Summer Moon" Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History. by S. C Gwynne. It is a graphic and historical account of Texas during the nineteenth century and covers the whole state. While reading it I understood why my mother once said that my Texas relatives never had a kind word to say about Comanche Indians.
When you are through with that book, read The Captured by Zesch. Non fiction account of white children kidnapped by Comanches. Seems they had plenty of good things to say about Comanche Indians.
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From Alaska you can drive the highway to Dawson Creek, continue on to Grand Prairie and Edmonton. Pick up the Yellowhead Highway east to Manitoba, continue on and on through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, catch the ferry to Newfoundland and read The Shipping News.
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Another vote for 'The Shipping News'.
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Just finished "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. Very enjoyable. Laugh out loud funny.
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