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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 settiers—in a novel that recreates the central American experience, the most enduring of our national myths.
Set in the late nineteenth 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.
Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call are former Texas Rangers, partners and friends who have shared hardship and danger together without ever quite understanding (or wanting to understand) each other’s deepest emotions. Gus is the romantic, a reluctant…[more]
One of Larry McMurtry’s most sensitive and compelling portrayals of human relationships, Terms of Endearment is a story of love, its occasional absence and the emotional tensions we generate in its maintenance.
At the story’s center is a Aurora Greenway, a woman who makes the world revolve around her. Shrewd yet inwardly tender, spirited but vulnerable, she attracts a series of dedicated protectors.
But in the final analysis she learns about love not from a person but from an event—in this case loss, specifically the death of her daughter.