Larry McMurtry: A Life


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A biography of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Daugherty.

In over forty books, in a career that spanned over sixty years, Larry McMurtry staked his claim as a superior chronicler of the American West, and as the Great Plains' keenest witness since Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner. Larry McMurtry: A Life traces his origins as one of the last American writers who had direct contact with this country's pioneer traditions. It follows his astonishing career as bestselling novelist, Pulitzer-Prize winner, author of the beloved Lonesome Dove, Academy-Award winning screenwriter, public intellectual, and passionate bookseller. A sweeping and insightful look at a versatile, one-of-a-kind American writer, this book is a must-read for every Larry McMurtry fan.

Author: Tracy Daugherty
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: 09/12/2023
Pages: 560
Weight: 1.7lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.50w x 1.80d
ISBN: 9781250282330


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2023 pg. 16
Booklist 06/01/2023 pg. 20
Publishers Weekly 07/03/2023
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2023

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