Book List in Order:24 titles

  • Easterns and Westerns is bestselling novelist Glendon Swarthout's very last book and only short story collection. It includes 13 short stories and one unpublished novella (longer story), some of which have appeared earlier in national magazines like ...


  • The Homesman is a devastating, humane story of early pioneers to America's West in the 1850's. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of-the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by that life of bitter hardship. When a nineteen-year-old moth...


  • Welcome To Thebes is Glendon Swarthout's naughty book. Based upon an actual case of multiple under-aged rape which took place in the 1950's in a small Michigan town, Lowell, Michigan, where the author grew up. Readers who remember Grace Metalious's...


  • The Button Boat was optioned for a TV-Movie by the late TV producer, David Victor (Marcus Welby, M.D.), and an script adaptation was done by Emmy-winning writer John McGreevey. Bushwah! shouts Auston. Hold your hat, folks. Off we go on a rollicking a...


  • The Eagle and the Iron Cross opens in a World War II prisoner- of-War camp. It centers upon a fierce struggle -- a battle both physical and moral -- waged by two young escapees against a foe at once relentless and sadistic. It takes its place among ...


  • In his only collection of short fiction, Glendon Swarthout, author of "The Shootist, Where the Boys Are," and "Bless the Beasts and the Children," reveals in microcosm the heroic and gritty themes that characterized both his novels and films. Stories...


  • A youngster relates how his grandparents donated a valuable family heirloom, their melodeon, to the church in an unselfish act of giving one Christmas during the Depression when they had nothing to give each other...


  • "To ask her to marry him and to be sure she said yes, Don Chambers took Jenny Staley for a ride in a hot air balloon.How was Don to know that:One, Max the pilot talked all the time. Two, the basket was small...and crammed with propane gas tanks and i...


  • Soon to be a major film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, and John Lithgow, this classic Western novel captures the devastating realities of early frontier life through the eyes of one extraordinary ...






  • A youngster relates how his grandparents donated a valuable family heirloom, their melodeon, to the church in an unselfish act of giving one Christmas during the Depression when they had nothing to give each other....



  • Fraught with plotting, chicanery, and assignations in mausoleums and arbors, this melodramatic mystery chronicles the attempts of the members of a wealthy, turn-of-the-century family to vie for the affections and effects of skinflint Lycurgus Cadbury...



  • This is the all-time classic novel chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the best western novels ever wrttten. It is also the inspiration for John Wayne's last great starring role--the acclaimed 1976 film, The Shootist....


  • Armed with Gobbles, Fatties, and Belcho, TrueViewer TV Thompson gleefully begins his nightly ritual of remote-controlling himself through Westerns, talk shows, old movies, news, weather and sports. Loud chomping on Charlotte's Web by a rude bookworm...



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    "Send Us a Boy -- We'll Send You a Cowboy!" It doesn't matter if the kid hates the sight of horses. Or if he still sucks his thumb and wets the bed. He's got to be taught to toe the line. To measure up. To dig in his spurs -- because that's the wa...


  • This perceptive novel of the 1930's is a hilarious confrontation between youth and the Great Depression. "It's a helluva time to be seventeen, but it's the only one I've got," states Perry Dunnigin, the eager, engaging hero who sports an aspirin spir...


  • In his search for the Old West of romantic legend, Professor H. Carleton Cadell of Connecticut, with rich wife and two teenaged stepp-daughters in tow, arrived at that outpost of civilization -- Scottsdale, Arizona. They buy a house (pseudo-adobe-moc...


  • One spring break in 1959, Professor Glendon Swarthout took off with a bunch of his English Honors students from Michigan State University as they motored south from the winters' chill to the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to soak up some sun, sa...


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    Skeletons is bestselling author Glendon Swarthout's one and only mystery/thriller. It took him 8 years to work out this complicated, multi-time level, historically-backdropped plot, and he said it was so mentally exhausting, he'd never attempt anoth...


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    They Came To Cordura was Random House's nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1958. A New York Times top ten bestseller, it was published to superb international book reviews and was quickly made into a major motion picture for Columbia Pictur...


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    The Tin Lizzie Troop was almost made into a movie by the late actor Paul Newman, who was set to direct this comic Western for his film production company, First Artists, back in 1979. Anthony Perkins was to play the lead role, Lieutenant Stanley Dink...