Order of A.B. Guthrie, Jr. Books
A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (1901-1991) was an American novelist of western fiction in addition to being a screenwriter. Guthrie grew up reading, and tried to write fiction in high school. He went on to major in journalism and then started working at the Lexington Leader – a job he held for 22 years before he started writing fiction, which he started to do during his afternoons off. He wrote one series, the Sheriff Chick Charleston series. Guthrie was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for the novel The Way West and was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay to the classic film Shane (based on Jack Schaefer‘s novel).
A.B. Guthrie, Jr. made his debut as a novelist in 1943 with the novel Murders at Moon Dance, a western mystery. His final novel was 1989’s Murder in the Cotswolds and his final published work was the non-fiction book A Field Guide to Writing Fiction. Below is a list of A.B. Guthrie’s books in order of when they were first released:
Publication Order of Sheriff Chick Charleston Books
|The Genuine Article||(1977)|
|No Second Wind||(1980)|
|Murder in the Cotswolds||(1989)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|The Blue Hen's Chick: An Autobiography||(1965)|
|Big Sky, Fair Land: The Environmental Essays of A.B. Guthrie, Jr.||(1989)|
|Images from the Great West||(1990)|
|A Field Guide to Writing Fiction||(1991)|
Note: The collection The Big It and Other Stories is also known as Mountain Medicine.
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A.B. Guthrie, Jr. Synopsis: The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie introduces readers to the characters Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins and Dick Summers. The trio is travelling from St. Louis to the Rocky Mountains, living as jack of all traders – trappers, traders, guides and explorers. Caudill is a young Kentuckian who has a great yearning to explore the land.