The Best of the West 4

New Stories from the West Side of the Missouri

James Thomas (Editor), Denise Thomas (Editor)

With an Introduction by Ron Hansen

Overview | Inside the Book

“We’re seeing a reinvention of our regional storytelling. It is our great good fortune. James and Denise Thomas are to be praised and praised.” —William Kittredge

The Imaginary West, the Real West, the New West, and the Old West converge in this celebration of that fascinating landscape. Selected from over 100 periodicals, 16 contemporary stories by both established writers and relative newcomers tell of the contradictions of a landscape where cowboys may wear tennis shoes and limos park near pickups, but it's still a long way between towns.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 1991
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30793-1
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 266 pages
  • Volume(s): 4
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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Also by Denise Thomas All

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