Book Reviews of The Evening Star : A Novel

The Evening Star : A Novel
The Evening Star A Novel
Author: Larry McMurtry
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ISBN-13: 9780684857510
ISBN-10: 0684857510
Publication Date: 6/4/1999
Pages: 640
Rating:
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4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Sequel of the beloved novel, "Terms of Endearment" - Following the death of her daughter, Emma, Aurora Greenway was left to raise her three grandchildren: Tommy, who ended up in prison for shooting a rival drug dealer's girlfriend; Teddy, who met his soulmate Jane when they were both residing in the psychiatric hospital in Galveston; and Melanie, who can't figure out which of her boyfriends got her pregnant. Add in Aurora's maid and best friend, Rosie, and Aurora's live-in paramour Hector and numerous other boyfriends, and you have a Texas-size tale to tell.
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Terms of Endearment is one of McMurtey's best works, and this sequil is wonderful. His characters are quirky and loveable. I loved this book.
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Classic Mcmurtry. If you're a fan you'll love it.
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McMurtry's latest novel picks up Aurora Greenway's life 17 years after her exploits in Terms of Endearment . Now in her mid-60s, Aurora still manages to both enchant and infuriate with her queenly world view and unswerving tastes, including a perpetual quest for new beaux. The capricious, generally directionless characters lead lives fraught with whimsy but also with sorrow, a sense of time escaping before life's real purpose is revealed. The cast includes General Scott, Aurora's increasingly senile "old boyfriend"; her maid and best friend, Rosie; her three grown grandchildren, all slightly damaged in some central way; as well as a variety of suitors. The connections between people in this novel, characterized by humor and serenity, run deep and sympathetic. Yet, as in life, there is a fair quotient of the unexpected and the tragic. McMurtry speaks from the heart with the gentle voice of acceptance. Don't miss this rare and wonderful book. Highly recommended for all audiences.
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If you've never met Aurora Greenway you have a treat coming. This is one of the most delightful characters ever created by the master story teller Larry McMurtry.
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Anything McMurtry writes is excellent, and this is no exception. This book was made into the film 'Terms of Endearment'.
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The stunning sequel to one of the most beloved novels of our timeTerms of Endearment
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A return to Aurora Greenway, the mother in Terms of Endearment. Warm, compassionate, full of comic invention.
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McMurtry takes us deep into the heart of Texas and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time in a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness and the unexprected turns that life can take. Full of comic invention.
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starts slow, but gets better, I enjoyed this book
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This is the sequel to "Terms of Endearment An enjoyable read
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My mother liked it.
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McMurtry takes you deep into the heart of Texas...and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time...Aurora Greenway - along with her family, friends and her lovers. It's a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness, and the unexpected turns that life can take.
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My mother loves Larry McMurty's stuff. I didn't expect to, but was surprised at the wit and warmth of the writing, even if the genre isn't a favorite of mine.
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This is a book that I read quite a while ago. I don't remember much but do know that I enjoyed it and would probably read it again.
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kind of depressing
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Sequel to the hit "Terms of Endearment" - follow unforgettable character Aurora Greenway in a tale of the unexpexted twists and turns that life can take. Good one!
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This is the sequel to "Terms of Endearment".
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Sequel to "Terms of Endearment"
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Larry McMurtry is a great author and I've read many of his books. I've enjoyed everyone of them, including this sequel to "Terms of Endearment".
Leah G.
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From the back cover:

In Terms of Endearment, Larry McMurtry created some of his most memorable characters. He now re-introduces us to Aurora Greenway, along with her family, friends and lovers, presenting a funny and bittersweet story about growing up and growing old."

"Since her daughter Emmas death, Aurora has tried her best raising her three grandchildren but Tommy is in prison; Teddy has just been released from a mental hospital; and Melanie is pregnant and doesnt know who fathered her child. And through it all, Auroras indomitable spirit and humor prevail."

"A poignant and refreshing story of human resilience and the ties that bond family and friends, The Evening Star will take its place among Larry McMurtrys unforgettable classics, and is presented here in an unabridged reading to capture every word of this wonderful novel.