Search Results: "David McMurtry"


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Heaven's Gold by David McMurtry
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"A sincere, well-written study of why youth leave religion and how to lure them back."
An accessible, relatable guide for bringing young adults back into the church. Read full book review >

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LOOP GROUP by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"The proportions may be wrong, but there's something here for everyone: An affectionate peek at the workers clinging to Hollywood's lowest rung; campy sex; drama on the highway; and canny insights into the dynamics of family and friendship."
Best friends since sixth grade and now they're hitting sixty, these two foxy Hollywood working girls. Their friendship is the heart of McMurtry's larky latest, fizzy enough to keep the fans happy. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CHILD by Larry McMurtry
Released: May 1, 1995

"Still, this candy-coated-seeming road novel, even as it tackles themes of grief and healing, grows monotonous."
Overlong seriocomic sequel to Pulitizer-winning McMurtry's The Desert Rose (1983). Read full book review >

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SIN KILLER by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Tom Jones in the Wild West. More to come."
The master of amiable, easygoing westerns (Boone's Luck, 2000, etc.) launches part one of the four-book adventures of a rich, noble, pleasantly debauched English family in the Louisiana Territory. Read full book review >

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MOVING ON by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1970

"The book essentially is hers and it goes along in a self-propelled fashion—you may find many people reading it and not remembering they have."
This double length, in fact King ranch styled novel, which moves in and out of Texas, is the publisher's lead book and you may remember McMurtry's earliest successes—Horseman Pass By (Hud) or The last Picture Show. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S WALK by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Only for blindly faithful McMurtry fans."
A bloated, pointless-seeming prequel to 1985's bestselling Lonesome Dove. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"The Berrybenders may be de trop, but the scenery continues to be worth the trip."
Third in the brutal and amusing saga of the dissolute Lord Berrybender and his lusty brood in the great American West (Sin Killer, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING HILL by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2003

"Big issues masquerading as light fun. Highly entertaining."
Lord Berrybender and brood continue their western exploration, in this second in a four-part series (Sin Killer, 2002). Read full book review >

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THALIA by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"It's good to have these essential novels in one place. One wishes only that McMurtry had provided more commentary; his introduction, lamenting 'the myth of my country, and of my people, too,' is frustratingly short and only hints at what he might have done."
Omnibus collection containing the esteemed Texas author's first three novels, a loose cycle about the people who live hardscrabble lives on the austere, windswept plains of the Red River country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"It's philosophy, literary criticism, and memoir all rolled up into one neat package, and McMurtry's constant readers will find much pleasure in these pages."
An elegiac essay on memory and the power of storytelling by a master of the art. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"Not quite in the class of Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, or other top-shelf McMurtry, but still a lot of fun."
Prolific novelist and pop historian McMurtry (Custer, 2012, etc.) offers another pleasing yarn for fans of the Old West, none of whom will hanker for a trip to the dentist after reading it. Read full book review >