About the Author
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Hometown:Archer City, Texas
Date of Birth:June 3, 1936
Place of Birth:Wichita Falls, Texas
Education:B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.
What People are Saying About This
"Streets of Laredo is a splendid addition to the literary portrait of McMurtry's native Texas and the West that he has been creating for three decades. It's also one of his most affectingly melancholy books. . . . The characters are as finely etched as any McMurtry has ever minted."Newsweek
"Gorgeous . . . violent, funny, achingly sad, filled with heroism and regret . . . If you can put Streets of Laredo down, I'll eat my ten-gallon hat."Cosmopolitan
"A marvelous novel in its own right and in every way a worthy successor to Lonesome Dove."Chicago Tribune
"One of McMurtry's most powerful and moving achievements."Los Angeles Times
"Larry McMurtry remains a genius at dialogue. The scene where the seven whores start reminiscing about the first men in their lives in wonderful."New York Times Book Review
"Larry McMurtry is a wonderful storyteller, and with . . . Streets of Laredo. . . he has written a novel that is even better than the originaland that was one hell of a tale."Boston Globe
“Streets of Laredo is here and all that needs to be said is this: Hallelujah. . . . McMurtry has taken us back to the glory days of Lonesome Dove. . . .”Los Angeles Daily News