American West and Southwest

To those of us living in the east, the American West and Southwest seems like a different world, abounding with a totally different set of flora and fauna, breathtaking deserts, towering mountains and a unique distribution of ethnic groups. This page celebrates all that is special in this region of our country. Here you'll find books that are set or partially set there, and authors, such as Michael Crichton, who set most of their books there. You will also find coloring books with art of the indigenous peoples of the area, deserts, and other subjects that are particular to our western and southwestern states. I hope you enjoy the beautiful images on this page, all courtesy of Wikipedia.

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Sonoran Desert, near Tucson

Fiction Set or Partially Set in the West or Southwest

Redwood National Park, California


Around the World in Eighty Days
The Blacker the Berry
The Blue Lagoon
Captains Courageous
Death Comes for the Archbishop
O Pioneers!
Saving Fish from Drowning

Collections with at least one West/Southwest story

Mrs. Spring Fragrance: A Collection of Chinese-American Short Stories
The Open Boat and Other Stories
Great American Ghost Stories: Chilling Tales by Poe, Bierce, Hawthorne and Others

Monument Canyon, Colorado

Non-Fiction Pertaining to the West or Southwest

The Book of Edible Nuts
A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Exposé of the Plight of the Native Americans
Edible and Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada

High Plains, Eastern New Mexico

Art and Images

The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Books with CD-ROM

Native American Design

Coloring Books

Arches National Park, Utah

The Sonoran Desert by Day and Night
Southwest Indian Designs
State Birds and Flowers

Secret Beach, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Yosemite National Park, California

Authors Who Set Many Books in the West or Southwest

Michael Crichton
Jack London

Oregon Coastline

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