Lonesome Dove A Novel Author:Larry McMurtry "Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, the author of Terms of Endearment, is his long-awaited masterpiece, the major novel at last of the American West as it really was. — A love story, an adventure, an American epic, Lonesome Dove embraces all the West-legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers-in a novel that recrea... more »tes the central American experience, the most enduring of our national myths.
Set in the late ninteenth century, Lonesome Dove is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana-and much more. It is a drive that represents for everybody involved not only a daring, even a foolhardy, adventure, but a part of the American Dream-the attempt to carve out of the last remaining wilderness a new life...."« less
I love Larry McMurtry's characters, the way he paints a picture with words so I can see what is happening in this epic novel. I read it first, then watched the series on TV. I laughed and cried at both. Excellent writing!