Best Stories of the American West
Best Stories of the American West is the first volume in a series which includes some of the best in contemporary western writing. The twenty stories, edited by Mark Jaffe, are penned by a diverse group of authors, some award-winning and well known, and some just starting their writing careers. The reader will find traditional westerns by Max Evans, Elmer Kelton, Johnny Boggs and Richard Wheeler. But, along with the West of gunfights and cowboy heroes, Sherman Alexie, Melanie Thon, and Luis Alberto Urrea present stories of cultural conflict and the ultimate clash between Euro-Americans and Indians. This volume also includes more contemporary stories that reflect the diversity of lifestyles and the cultural, ethnic mosaic of American West in the 21st century as represented by Valerie Miner, Bruce Machart and William Kittredge.
The stories present the reader with a wonderful array of characters and themes that should satisfy those who enjoy reading about western America.