Lonesome Dove

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Set in the late 19th century, Lonesome Dove is an adventurous story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. The narrative centers around two friends: Augustus McCrae, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women, and W. F. Call, whose talent for leadership conceals a secret sorrow. For Gus, Call, and the others who join the journey, the cattle drive is not only a daring and, perhaps, foolhardy endeavor, it comes to represent American dreams of the West.

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Jul 12, 2012

What's not to like!

Great book and story. The characters are as close to real as one can make them.


Oct 29, 2009

excellent book!

i was skeptical at first, having never read a western before, but the writing is wonderful and the story makes it hard to put down. paints an amazing picture of the american west.


Apr 23, 2009

One of his best

Larry McMurty is an extremely talented and versatile author. This book is well written and one of the "can't put it down" type that keeps you engrossed to the end.
Lonesome Dove is my favorite of all the novels written by McMurty.


Dec 18, 2008


One of the finest westerns I've ever read. The way the charactors were fleshed out, the story locations, guarentee that it will be read and enjoyed over and over again.


Sep 4, 2008

Old Hat

Everyone knows a Plulitzer Prize is given to denote good books. In the case of this one it is well deserved IMHO. I could envision the childhood of my own great great grandfather in its pages. I was enchanted by the plot as well as the insights into the psyche of "manly men". You'll enjoy this book even if you have seen the mini-series.

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