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by McMurtry, Larry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.Description: 259 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781416583349; 1416583343.Subject(s): McMurtry, Larry -- Books and reading | McMurtry, Larry -- Childhood and youth | McMurtry, Larry -- Homes and haunts -- Texas | McMurtry, Larry -- b�ocker och l�asning | McMurtry, Larry -- hem och bes�okta platser -- Texas | McMurtry, Larry | Antiquarian booksellers -- United States -- Biography | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Antikvariat -- F�orenta staterna -- biografi | Amerikanska f�orfattare -- 1900-talet -- biografi | Antiquarian booksellers | Books and reading | Homes | Novelists, American | Texas | United States | 1900-1999 | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Biography | AutobiographiesOnline resources: Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description 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.
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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.

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