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wagonGit along little dogies. Novels in this genre are usually set in the latter half of the 19th century in the American West.

Lookikissing coupleng for love?  While most romances do have a happy ending, the variations are endless. Modern, historical, sweet, sensual, paranormal, suspenseful. There is something for everyone!

flat landSolve a mystery with one of these homegrown authors.

Kinarchitecturegs, queens, and castles galore.  Titles are listed by author, "sleuth," time period, and country.


flowersInspirational fiction is uplifting, often with characters who enact positive change in their lives. The stories are sometimes faith-based and often exclude violence, strong language, and explicit sex.


dead tree with birds on itHorror fiction focuses on any number of terrors - the goal is to get your heart racing and your spine tingling. Be prepared to be scared.


fuzzy picture of a nobleSupernatural or magical elements are woven into historical settings in these novels.


historic costumeSetting is essential to historical fiction. These novels take place in the past - distant or recent - and run the gamut of theme and genre.


detective silhouetteHard-Boiled detectives are tough.  They confront violence and danger head on, show no fear, and often have a cool attitude.


Gebook with glassesntle Reads are feel-good books - uplifting tales containing no violence, strong language, or explicit sex.

Fstylized familyamily sagas follow the events (and often the rise and fall) of a single family. Key historic events and changes in social norms over time frequently play a role in the story.


cooking suppliesCulinary mysteries usually feature an amateur detective and a delectable twist.  Many include recipes.

Ctea kettleozy mysteries usually feature amateur detectives in a confined or small town setting and do not contain strong language, graphic violence, or explicit sex.

girl readingHumorous, lighthearted novels focusing on women and modern life.

Mprairieissoula Public Library has a vast collection of books about Montana and by Montana authors in our fiction and non-fiction collections.