Search Results: "Larry McMurtry"


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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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PARADISE by Larry McMurtry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"No overachievement itself, this is likely to disappoint loyal McMurtry fans."
A glancing memoir by McMurtry (Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, 1999, etc.), an extraordinarily talented spinner of tales, the author of such bestselling and critically acclaimed titles as Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show. Read full book review >

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THE EVENING STAR by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

Part Two of the amorous adventures of Aurora Greenway, the high-spirited heroine of Terms of Endearment (1975). Read full book review >

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LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1985

"It will appeal to all lovers of fiction of the first order."
This large, stately, and intensely powerful new novel by the author of Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show is constructed around a cattle drive—an epic journey from dry, hard-drinking south Texas, where a band of retired Texas Rangers has been living idly, to the last outpost and the last days of the old, unsettled West in rough Montana. Read full book review >

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CADILLAC JACK  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1982

"Somebody Darling."
McMurtry's down-home fictions have always been juiced up with side-orders of raunchy charm and beer-barrel comedy—but this time he tries, with middling results, to make an entire novel out of such enticing (yet ultimately wearying) trimmings. Read full book review >

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CUSTER by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The distilled perceptions of a lifetime of study, beautifully illustrated."
A Pulitzer Prize winner's idiosyncratic take on one of American history's great blunderers. Read full book review >

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RHINO RANCH by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A lovely, high-lonesome end to Duane's saga that also offers the possibility of more books to come—which readers will certainly hope McMurtry delivers."
Duane Moore's depressed and a little horny—but not as horny as the black rhinoceroses that have entered his increasingly complicated life. Read full book review >

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LEAVING CHEYENNE  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1963

"His offensive and unnecessary scenes animal and human micturition are the devices of an amateur, and, at still less than the age of 30, McMurtry is not that but a powerful storyteller with a grip on his landscape and background material."
She title's Cheyenne is "that part of a cowboy's day which is his earliest best — his blood's country and his heart's pastureland". 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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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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Though they sometimes have an ephemeral, dashed-off feel, these pieces will please McMurtry fans and be of interest to students of the American West."
Occasional writings on matters western by a noted interpreter of the region. Read full book review >