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The Western Writers of America 2010 Spur Awards include for their the Best Western Juvenile Fiction winner, Hard Winter by Johnny D. Boggs, setting begins in Texas in 1920 and ends in Montana, an oldster recalls the 1886-1887 winter with a youngster. Publishers Weekly: "With hardly a shot fired, Spur Award-winner Boggs delivers one of his best westerns. ... Boggs has produced a tender and suspenseful western that doesn't need to rely on gun smoke."