Biography

Larry McMurtry

Born and raised in Texas, Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and LONESOME DOVE. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Larry McMurtry

Books by Larry McMurtry

by Larry McMurtry - Fiction

In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small-town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry’s “full-blooded Western genius” (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil-patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, THALIA emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters.

by Larry McMurtry - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The taciturn Wyatt Earp whiles away his time in between bottles, and the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc Holliday is more adept at poker than extracting teeth. Now hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge, Wyatt and Doc are living out the last days of a way of life that is passing into history, two men never more aware of the growing distance between their lives and their legends.

by Larry McMurtry - History, Nonfiction

Larry McMurtry has long been fascinated by George Custer and his rightful place in history. In CUSTER, he examines how the “Boy General,” who graduated last in his class at West Point, went on to earn distinction in the Civil War and rose through the ranks. In this lavishly illustrated volume, McMurtry delivers an honest assessment of Custer’s legacy and redefines our understanding of the American West.