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    Borderline by Lawrence Block

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

Year: 1962
Genre: Noir Fiction

    The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry

The Last Picture Show is both a rambunctious coming-of-age story and an elegy to a forlorn Texas town trying to keep its one movie house alive. Adapted into the Oscar-winning film, this masterpiece immortalizes the lives of the hardscrabble residents who are threatened by the inexorable forces of the modern world.

Year: 1965
Genre: Coming of Age

    Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke

Vintage James Lee Burke: The first novel introducing the memorable Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, coming of age against the backdrop of the civil rights era in a sultry border town.

Year: 1971
Genre: Legal Thriller

    Two for Texas by James Lee Burke

This early James Lee Burke classic is available again--featuring Son Holland, the great-grandfather of beloved hero Billy Bob Holland, as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow. James Lee Burke steps back three generations to reveal the lightning-paced tale of western lawman Billy Bob Holland's great-grandfather, a fugitive swept up in the proud fight for Texan independence.

Year: 1982
Genre: HistoricalWesterns

    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

Year: 1985
Genre: Westerns

    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Year: 1985
Genre: Westerns

    Texas by James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener's monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America's most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry.

Year: 1985
Genre: HistoricalWesterns

    Texasville by Larry McMurtry

With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and entertaining characters from one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show.

Year: 1987
Genre: Family Drama

    All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

Year: 1992

    Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry

Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena--once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Year: 1993
Genre: Westerns

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1962Borderline by Lawrence Block Noir Fiction, Texas
1965The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry Coming of Age, Duane Moore, Texas
1971Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke Legal Thriller, Hackberry Holland, Texas
1982Two for Texas by James Lee Burke Historical, Westerns, Louisiana , Texas
1985Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Westerns, Texas
1985Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Westerns, Lonesome Dove, Texas
1985Texas by James A. Michener Historical, Westerns, Texas, USA
1987Texasville by Larry McMurtry Family Drama, Duane Moore, Texas
1992All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy Border Trilogy, Texas
1993Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry Westerns, Lonesome Dove, Texas
1995Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry Westerns, Lonesome Dove, Texas
1997Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke Legal Thriller, Billy Bob Holland, Texas
1997Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry Westerns, Lonesome Dove, Texas
1999Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution by Thom Hatch Military, Texas, Non-Fiction
1999Heartwood by James Lee Burke Legal Thriller, Billy Bob Holland, Texas
2005No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Crime Fiction, Drug Running, Texas
2007When the Light Goes by Larry McMurtry Literature, Duane Moore, Texas
2009Rain Gods by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Hackberry Holland, Texas
2009Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry Literature, Duane Moore, Texas
2011Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Hackberry Holland, Texas

 

 

 


 

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