Monday, November 19, 2012
I saw a page at abebooks on box sets, and was hoping for a set of A.B. Guthrie novels. His Western sequence started with The Big Sky in 1947, perhaps my favorite Western novel. Of course it was years ago that I read it and it may not make as big an impression on me now as it did then, but here is a copy in google books. This particular volume has an introduction by Wallace Stegner.
Guthrie followed up with The Way West (1949) and These Thousand Hills (1956). He picked up the thread again in the 70s with three more novels which I haven't read. You can find first editions of these novels for as little as five bucks at abebooks. I guess they had large printings.