Fiction

$24.95 paperback
978-0-8263-5857-8

Add to Cart

Monte Walsh


Jack Schaefer

Originally published in 1963, Monte Walsh continues to delight readers as a Western classic and popular favorite. The novel explores the cowboy lives of Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins as they carouse, ride, and work at the Slash Y with Cal Brennan. As the West changes and their cowboy antics are challenged, the two must part ways to pursue new ways of life. Chet marries and goes on to become a successful merchant and then a politician, while Monte can only find solace in continuing the cowboy’s way of life until the very end.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Jack Schaefer was a journalist and writer known for his authentic and memorable characters set in the American West. Schaefer received the Western Literature Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 1975 and the Saddleman Award in 1986 from the Western Writers of America. His popular Western novels include Shane (1949) and Monte Walsh (1963).

ACCLAIM

“A true American classic in literature. . . . The book is capable of giving great pleasure.”

--

Rawlins Times



“With humor and pathos . . . Schaefer chronicles the passing of the Old West. In loosely connected episodes he vividly portrays the life and times of working cowboy Walsh, sidekick Chet Rollins, and other memorable characters of the Slash Y. Here are shootings, cattle drives, winter storms, and spring floods; cattle rustling, romancin’, and horse breaking. Man and beast, pushed to the limits of their endurance, survive or perish.”

--

Kliatt




5.5 x 8 in. 552 pages