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Author McMurtry, Larry.

Title Books : a memoir / Larry McMurtry.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 McMurtry,L MCMU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MCMURTRY,L    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 MCMURTRY,L    Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 259 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary In a prolific life of singular literary achievement, Larry McMurtry has succeeded in a variety of genres: in coming-of-age novels like The Last Picture Show; in collections of essays like In a Narrow Grave; and in the reinvention of the Western on a grand scale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove. Now, in Books: A Memoir, McMurtry writes about his endless passion for books: as a boy growing up in a largely "bookless" world; as a young man devouring the vastness of literature with astonishing energy; as a fledgling writer and family man; and above all, as one of America's most prominent bookmen. He takes us on his journey to becoming an astute, adventurous book scout and collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible editions in Georgetown, Houston, and finally, in his previously "bookless" hometown of Archer City, Texas--From publisher description.
Subject McMurtry, Larry -- Books and reading.
McMurtry, Larry -- Childhood and youth.
McMurtry, Larry -- Homes and haunts -- Texas.
Antiquarian booksellers -- United States -- Biography.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
ISBN 9781416583349

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