The Essential Larry McMurtry

May 27 2014
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From Lonesome Dove to Terms of Endearment, this prolific and Pulitzer-Prize winning author has an oeuvre as great in scope, character, and story as his beloved Texas. These are a few of his best.

The Berrybender Narratives
by Larry McMurtry

McMurtry's sweeping four-volume series follows the Berrybender family—aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place—on their journey to through the American West as it begins to open up. Full of real and fascinating characters, famous shoot-outs, adventure, humor, love, and loss, this is an epic of the American West.

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The Berrybender Narratives
Larry McMurtry

McMurtry's sweeping four-volume series follows the Berrybender family—aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place—on their journey to through the American West as it begins to open up. Full of real and fascinating characters, famous shoot-outs, adventure, humor, love, and loss, this is an epic of the American West.

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The Last Picture Show
by Larry McMurtry

Set in a small, dusty, Texas town, the story of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny, teenagers stumbling toward adulthood, discovering the beguiling mysteries of sex and the even more baffling mysteries of love. Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, this is a wild, heartbreaking, and poignant novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.

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The Last Picture Show
Larry McMurtry

Set in a small, dusty, Texas town, the story of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny, teenagers stumbling toward adulthood, discovering the beguiling mysteries of sex and the even more baffling mysteries of love. Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, this is a wild, heartbreaking, and poignant novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.

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Horseman, Pass By
by Larry McMurtry

The novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen.

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Horseman, Pass By
Larry McMurtry

The novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen.

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Terms of Endearment
by Larry McMurtry

In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning motion picture, McMurtry created two unforgettable characters Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. Their struggle to find the courage and humor to live through life's hazards -- and to love each other -- grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go.

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Terms of Endearment
Larry McMurtry

In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning motion picture, McMurtry created two unforgettable characters Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. Their struggle to find the courage and humor to live through life's hazards -- and to love each other -- grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go.

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In A Narrow Grave
by Larry McMurtry

Writing with the characteristic grace and wit he brings to his fiction and with a full spectrum of his favorite themes, including sex, literature, cowboys, rodeos, small-town folk, and big-city slickers, McMurtry offers essays on the great state of Texas and how it shaped his writing and himself.

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In A Narrow Grave
Larry McMurtry

Writing with the characteristic grace and wit he brings to his fiction and with a full spectrum of his favorite themes, including sex, literature, cowboys, rodeos, small-town folk, and big-city slickers, McMurtry offers essays on the great state of Texas and how it shaped his writing and himself.

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Leaving Cheyenne
by Larry McMurtry

Traces the loves of three West Texas characters as they follow that sundown trail: Gideon Fry, the serious rancher; Johnny McCloud, the free-spirited cowhand; and Molly Taylor, the sensitive woman they both love and who bears them each a son. Told in alternating perspectives over sixty years, this haunting novel follows their dreams, secrets, and grief against a changing American landscape.

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Leaving Cheyenne
Larry McMurtry

Traces the loves of three West Texas characters as they follow that sundown trail: Gideon Fry, the serious rancher; Johnny McCloud, the free-spirited cowhand; and Molly Taylor, the sensitive woman they both love and who bears them each a son. Told in alternating perspectives over sixty years, this haunting novel follows their dreams, secrets, and grief against a changing American landscape.

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Lonesome Dove
by Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, this Pulitzer Prize— winning classic is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic this is a book to that will make you laugh, weep, and dream.

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Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, this Pulitzer Prize— winning classic is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic this is a book to that will make you laugh, weep, and dream.

Amazon logo Audible logo Barnes & Noble logo Books a Million logo Google Play logo iBooks logo Indiebound logo Bookshop logo

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