There is nothing that can paint a picture of the old West quite like a book. Featuring gritty characters, stunning scenery and palpable suspense, readers are free to let their imagination run wild alongside the pioneers, banditos and buffalo that great Western novels create with such grace.  Here are a few great Western novels to curl up with on the plane to Jackson Hole International Airport or by the fire in our lodge:

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

(Cormac McCarthy)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Rob Hansen

(Rob Hansen)

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

(Larry Mcmurtry)

The Hell Bent Kid by Charles O. Locke

(Charles O. Locke)

Shane by Jack Schaefer

(Jack Schaefer)