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...some books for my uncle. He loves western novels and has read everything Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour have written. He is elderly and not in the best of health, so I wanted to send him some books to read when he's feeling bad. I don't read the genre and have no idea where to start, so I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions on westerns he might like based on his love of the above authors. Any deals you might be offering would also be helpful to both of us.
I'd appreciate any help you can offer. TIA
(I posted this in the western forum also, but got no response. Thought I'd try my luck here.)
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The Larry McMurtry books are good. He wrote the Lonesome Dove series. I am sure you will remember it as a mini series from the 90's...
Look for Lonesome Dove, Return to Lonesome Dove, Dead Man's Walk, Comanche Moon and Streets of Laredo.
Since those are all part of the same story it will last him longer and he will know the characters for longer and get to love them more, you know what I mean.
McMurtry wrote lots more, but I have only read that set.
I have one of his...Buffalo Girls on my shelf but no other westerns, so not sure you even need to look at my shelf, but I will offer you a 3 for 1 if you want that one.....
Wrath of the Mountain Man by William Johnstone
Killing Texas Bob by Ralph Cotton
Hangman's Song by Charles G. West
I have those three on my shelf, but my books are on hold. If you want tell me and I will unlock those three so you can order
Thanks so much for the recommendations, I will be checking them out. I do know that he tends to like stuff about the older west and not the more modern day stuff. I guess he's old fashioned that way.
Still looking for suggestions if anyone's got 'em.