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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Macmillan 1990

Lonesome Dove is an epic Western novel, almost a thousand pages in length, which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Written in a plain, careful, perfectly pitched style with excellent characterisation and old-fashioned virtues, it tells the story of a group of men, one woman and a herd of cattle journeying from Texas to Montana.
Larry McMurty was born in Texas. Lonesome Dove won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize.

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