. A young writer hits the dusty Texas highway for the California coast in this “brilliant. Since the novel’s publication in 1972, danny deck has “been far more successful at getting loved by readers than he ever was at getting loved by the women in his life” McMurtry, a testament to the author’s incomparable talent for capturing the essential tragicomedy of the human experience.
All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel #ad - Funny and dangerously tender” Time tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in america’s fourth largest city” douglas brinkley, his ability to render a sense of landscape, New York Times Book Review, and interior intellection tension” Jim Harrison, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, New York Times Book Review.
Moving On: A Novel Houston Book 1Liveright #ad - After calmly finishing a hershey bar alone in her car, a restless Patsy drives away from her lifeless marriage in search of a greater purpose. Moving on anticipates mcmurtry’s terms of Endearment and explores the emotional journey of a young woman against a sprawling metropolis in 1970s Texas. Larry mcmurtry’s moving on, his epic first novel in the acclaimed Houston series, has long been considered a defining tale of “monumental honesty” worthy of great attention New York Times.
In “precise and lyrical prose” boston globe, McMurtry reveals the complex, colorful lives of Pete, the rodeo clown; high-spirited cowboy Sonny Shanks; and impassioned grad student Hank. Preceding terms of endearment by five years, it is essential reading for anyone who appreciates the inherent genius of McMurtry’s late twentieth-century fiction.
Moving On: A Novel Houston Book 1 #ad - . Moving on centers on the life of Patsy Carpenter, one of his most beloved characters. A critical work of american literature that “presents human drama with sympathy and compassion” Los Angeles Times, Moving On unfolds a tale of perseverance and emotional survival in the modern-day West.
Terms of Endearment: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - In this acclaimed novel that inspired the academy Award–winning motion picture, Larry McMurtry created two unforgettable characters who won the hearts of readers and moviegoers everywhere: Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. Aurora is the kind of woman who makes the whole world orbit around her, including a string of devoted suitors.
. Widowed and overprotective of her daughter, Aurora adapts at her own pace until life sends two enormous challenges her way: Emma’s hasty marriage and subsequent battle with cancer. Terms of endearment is the oscar-winning story of a memorable mother and her feisty daughter and their struggle to find the courage and humor to live through life’s hazards—and to love each other as never before.
When the Light Goes: A Novel Thalia Trilogy Book 4Simon & Schuster #ad - His office barely has a reason to exist now that his son dickie is running the company from Wichita Falls, has been transformed into an "Asian Wonder Deli, his lifelong friends seem to have suddenly grown old, " his daughters seem to have taken leave of their senses and moved on to new and strange lives, once a good old-fashioned convenience store, his familiar hangout, and his own health is at serious risk.
Duane moore first made his appearance in The Last Picture Show and, like his author, he has aged but not lost his vigor or his taste for life. Back from a two-week trip to egypt, duane finds he cannot readjust to life in Thalia, dusty, the small, West Texas hometown in which he has spent all of his life.
He's also in love with his psychiatrist, who after years of rebuffing him, opening him up to some major, Honor Carmichael, has decided to undertake what she feels is Duane's very necessary sex reeducation, life-changing surprises. It's as if duane cannot find any solace or familiarity in Thalia and cannot even bring himself to revisit the house he shared for decades with his late wife, Karla, and their children and grandchildren.
When the Light Goes: A Novel Thalia Trilogy Book 4 #ad - In this masterful and often surprising sequel to the acclaimed Duane's Depressed, the Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning author of Lonesome Dove has written a haunting, elegiac, and occasionally erotic novel about one of his most beloved characters. For the lesson of when the light goes is that where there's life, by love, is in the end saved by sex, there is indeed hope—Duane, and at risk of death from a heart that also doesn't seem to be doing its job, widowed, displaced from whatever is left of his own life, suddenly rootless in the middle of his own hometown, and by his own compassionate and intense interest in other people and the surprises they reveal.
In the short time he was away, it seems that everything has changed alarmingly. He spends his days aimlessly riding his bicycle already a sign of serious eccentricity in West Texas and living in his cabin outside town.
Some Can WhistleSimon & Schuster #ad - Deck, are you my stinkin' Daddy?" In a furious phone call from T. R. The daughter he's never met, Danny Deck gets the jolt of his life. Mr. But suddenly, a hurricane called T. R. Some can whistle spins a tale of hollywood glitz and Texas grit; of an extraordinary young woman and a murderous young man; and of a middle-aged millionaire running head-on into the longings, joys, and pathos of real life.
A tv writer who's retired to his texas mansion, Danny spends his days talking to the answering machines of his ex-lovers from New York to Paris and dreaming of the characters in the sitcom he's created. Is storming into his life. In his most moving and richly comic contemporary novel since Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the modern West he created so masterfully in The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment.
Rhino Ranch: A Novel Thalia Trilogy Book 5Simon & Schuster #ad - Irony, romance, and cycle of life: Duane comes back from a near-fatal heart attack to discover that his new neighbor has recently opened a rhino preserve on her property. Rhino ranch, the final episode in Duane’s saga, represents the end of an era and is the most unusual and compelling novel in the series.
Rhino ranch is a bittersweet and fitting end to this iconic series, a tribute to all of the emotion, whimsy, hilarity, and poignancy that readers have followed across decades. As he watches his world change around him, he reminisces on love affairs past and the missed opportunities he now regrets. His thalia, texas, series is among his most famous and Duane is an icon as much as his creator.
Rhino Ranch: A Novel Thalia Trilogy Book 5 #ad - Highly acclaimed, iconic author: Larry McMurtry is renowned for his elegiac prose, sharp wit, and engaging plotlines. The thalia finale: readers have followed the life of Duane through The Last Picture Show, Duane’s Depressed, Texasville, and When the Light Goes.
Leaving CheyenneLiveright #ad - If chaucer were a Texan writing today. Stubborn rancher gideon fry, resilient Molly Taylor, and awkward ranch hand Johnny McCloud struggle with love and jealousy as the years pass. This is how he would have written and this is how he would have felt. New york timesin leaving cheyenne 1963, which anticipates Lonesome Dove more than any other early novel, the stark realities of the American West play out in a mesmerizing love triangle.
Cadillac Jack: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - Along the way he meets a cast of indelibly etched characters: among them, the pushy, the strikingly beautiful, the tackily-dressing millionaire good ole boy who patronizes Jack's business and who has more political muscle than a litter of lobbyists; Khaki Descartes, an undercover CIA agent working out of a greasy barbecue joint called The Cover-Up; and Jean Arber, brain-picking, Washington woman reporter; Freddy Fu, social-climbing Cindy Sanders; Boog Miller, the mother of two and a fledgling antique-store owner who can't quite figure out if she'll marry Jack or not.
Wild, politics, touching, cadillac jack is Larry McMurtry's raucous social satire of sex, and love in the fast lane, and hilariously funny, peopled with Americans only he could render. In cadillac jack, larry mcmurtry -- pulitzer prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove -- proves his unique talent for conjuring up the real, often eccentric people who inhabit the American heartland and for capturing the peculiarly American search for new frontiers and adventure.
Cadillac Jack: A Novel #ad - Cadillac jack is a rodeo-cowboy-turned-antique-scout whose nomadic, womanizing life -- centered on his classic pearl-colored Cadillac -- rambles between the Texas flatlands of flea markets and small-time auctions and Washington, D. C. S political-social life of parties, hustlers, vixens, and spies.
The Last Kind Words Saloon: A NovelLiveright #ad - In his stark and peerless prose McMurtry writes of the myths and men that live on even as the storied West that forged them disappears. Tracing their legendary friendship from the settlement of long grass, arizona, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, and finally to Tombstone, Texas, The Last Kind Words Saloon finds Wyatt and Doc living out the last days of a cowboy lifestyle that is already passing into history.
The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel #ad - . New york times bestsellernamed one of the best books of the Year by the Seattle TimesThe Last Kind Words Saloon marks the triumphant return of Larry McMurtry to the nineteenth-century West of his classic Lonesome Dove. In this "comically subversive work of fiction" joyce carol oates, Larry McMurtry chronicles the closing of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most immortal figures, New York Review of Books, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, The Last Kind Words Saloon celebrates the genius of one of our most original American writers.
The Evening Star: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - This is larry mcmurtry at his very best: warm, needs, an author so attuned to the feelings, full of comic invention, compassionate, and desires of his characters that they possess a reality unique in American fiction. The earthy humor and the powerful emotional impact that set this novel apart rise to brilliant new heights with The Evening Star.
Mcmurtry takes us deep into the heart of texas, friends, and lovers—in a tale of affectionate wit, and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time, bittersweet tenderness, Aurora Greenway—along with her family, and the unexpected turns that life can take. Larry mcmurtry’s terms of Endearment touched readers in a way no other story has in recent years.
Somebody's Darling: A NovelLiveright #ad - Jill won an oscar shortly after her fresh-faced arrival in 1950s Hollywood, then for the next twenty years batted away every Tinseltown producer who tried to hire her and get her into bed. Now middle-aged, and ex-football player owen oarson, an aging womanizing screenwriter, she’s determined to create more movie magic by directing a cast of raunchy eccentrics, including Joe Percy, eager to sleep his way to leading-man stardom.
One would never guess that Jill Peel is still on the verge of stardom. The personal and professional struggles of McMurtry’s lively protagonist Jill Peel, a director in 1970s Hollywood, takes on new resonance in the twenty-first century. Forty years ago, larry mcmurtry journeyed from the sprawling ranches of his early work to the provocative Sunset Strip, creating a Hollywood fable that is both immediate and relevant in today’s dynamic cultural climate.
Somebody's Darling: A Novel #ad - Teeming with biting humor and intriguing characters that mirror the scandals of modern-day Hollywood, Somebody’s Darling is a timeless story about a fiercely capable woman who dares to challenge the realities of a deceptively seductive Babel.