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Larry McMurtry

USA flag (1936 - )

Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove, is the author of twenty-seven novels, two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, and is the editor of an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Larry McMurtry recommends
Bigfoot Dreams (1986)
Francine Prose
"One of our finest writers... She is deft and deep, and the fun she has here with popular culture is wonderful."
All Around Me Peaceful (1989)
Kent Nelson
"Kent Nelson shows how place itself can press upon the human nervous system with intolerable weight."
Franklin's Crossing (1992)
Clay Reynolds
"Ambitious and absorbing."
Boomerang / Never Die (1994)
Barry Hannah
"The best fiction writer in the South since Flannery O'Connor."
Private Altars (1995)
Katherine Mosby
"A beautiful first novel."
Eden (1997)
Frederic Bean
"Well-paced, readable, vivid."
Any Kind Of Luck (2001)
William Jack Sibley
"Lively, funny and moving."
Moloka'i (2003)
Alan Brennert
"A moving story - a vivid picture of Hawaii before it became the Touristland it is today."
Texas Gold (2004)
Tim McGuire
"Tim McGuire writes a good western, the story fast-paced, the characters vividly drawn."
The Weight of Smoke (2006)
(In the Land of Whispers, book 1)
George Robert Minkoff
"[The Weight of Smoke is] an excellent evocation of the beginnings of the Jamestown Colony. And, in a broader sense, it is a story of the Europeans encountering full-face the might of the American wilderness and the peoples who inhabited it."
Lime Creek (2011)
Joe Henry
"A wonderful book."
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit (2013)
Leslie Marmon Silko
"The essays are lit by the power and the brilliance that...have marked Lesile Silko as one of the finest prose writers of her generation."
Presidio (2018)
Randy Kennedy
"Randy Kennedy captures the funny yet tragic relentlessness of survival in an unforgiving place. Let's hope he keeps his novelistic cool and brings us much, much more."

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