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Larry McMurtry

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98. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry and stories as big as Texas

Novel Pairings

Today, Sara and Chelsey discuss Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. This novel surprised us in the best ways, and we loved reading along with you all summer. Tune in to hear us talk about the fantastic characters and McMurtry’s narrative style in this sweeping tome, drawing surprising similarities with Jane Austen. This novel touches on themes of love, family, masculinity, and so much more. If you’re looking for a fantastic book club selection with more to discuss than could possibly fit in an hour, consider this novel along with some of our pairings.  This episode is mostly spoiler free, with warnings included before we share important plot details. To support Novel Pairings: Write a review in Apple Podcasts.  Subscribe to our newsletter at novelpairings.substack.com Join our Patreon community at patreon.com/novelpairings. Follow Novel Pairings on Instagram or Twitter.  Send this episode to a bookish friend! Books Mentioned  Some links are affiliate links. Every time you make a purchase through one of these links, it helps us keep the podcast running. Thank you!  Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Listen to our pairings: [56:15] Chelsey: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke  Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann Montana 1948 by Larry Watson Sara:  Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin  The Sun by Philipp Meyer  The River by Peter Heller A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza  Pick of the Week: Chelsey: The Harder They Fall (Netflix) Sara: The Watch: Lonesome Dove

1hr 29mins

30 Aug 2022

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Frontier Individualism & Larry McMurtry

These Small Hours

Literary Discourse by Russell Cordell Staker


8 Sep 2021

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Larry McMurtry Tribute with Dr. Mark Busby

Namastir The Podcast

Texas State University professor, and unabashed Larry McMurtry Super Fan, Mark Busby stops by the Namastir studio to discuss what makes Larry McMurtry Texas' greatest author.Most famous for "Lonesome Dove", Larry McMurtry published 32 novels, won one Pulitzer Prize for literature, won an Oscar for the screenplay to, "Brokeback Mountain" and wrote the screenplays for some of the most decorated films in cinematic history, such as, "Terms of Endearment", and "The Last Picture Show".


4 May 2021

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‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 1 and Remembering Larry McMurtry

The Watch

Does James Cameron really need to make a third and a fourth ‘Avatar’ movie? Chris and Andy talk about that (4:44) and the first episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and how the show is adapting to the pandemic (17:16). Plus, they remember one of their favorite authors, Larry McMurtry, who passed away last week (49:35).Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

2 Apr 2021

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The Suicide Squad Trailer Reivew, Larry McMurtry Passes Away, + More!

Rob Fishbeck Network



2 Apr 2021

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Remembering Larry McMurtry and Chatting With Author Alexander Wolff

The Press Box

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker remember the great novelist Larry McMurtry. They reflect on his novels and films such as ‘Lonesome Dove’ and ‘Terms of Endearment,’ and talk about the impact McMurtry had on the state of Texas (3:05). Then, author Alexander Wolff stops by to discuss his recent trip to Germany, his relationship with his father, and what it was like revisiting the past in the process of writing his new book, ‘Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home’ (30:05). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerGuest: Alexander Wolff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


29 Mar 2021

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Larry McMurtry (R.I.P.) on Book Ranching

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

Novelist, screenwriter and essayist Larry McMurtry is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1985 novel Lonesome Dove, a sweeping historical epic that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive cattle from the Rio Grande to Montana. (Update: Larry died yesterday, March 25, 2021).  He grew up on a ranch outside of Archer City, Texas, which is the model for his fictional town of Thalia. A book collector, McMurtry purchased a rare book store in Washington, D.C.’s  Georgetown neighbourhood in 1970 and named it Booked Up. In 1988 he opened a second Booked Up in Archer City, establishing the town as a "Book City." This store is arguably the largest single used bookstore in the United States, carrying somewhere between 400,000 and 450,000 titles. McMurtry is well-known for the film adaptations of his work, especially Hud (from the novel Horseman, Pass By), The Last Picture Show; James L. Brooks’s Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove, which became an enormously popular television mini-series. In 2006, he was co-winner (with Diana Ossana) of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. I interviewed him ( in 2008) as part of a project I was working on for the Canadian Booksellers Association. We talk about his latest, Books: A Memoir, his life as a book rancher, having the right books, junk, the fun of the hunt, book-scouting, catalogues, bookstores and cultural vitality, keeping stock fresh, burning out on fiction and movies, the declining number of used book stores, and optimism for the future.


28 Mar 2021

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"Lonesome dove" de Larry McMurtry : un diamant de 3 000 pages

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durée : 00:01:53 - Les 80" de... - Le conseil est venu de l’ami Frédéric Carbonne de France Info, soutenu avec ferveur par cette grande lectrice qu’est Florence Paracuellos (qui avait déjà tout lu) et enfin relayé par un Claude Askolovitch dithyrambique (vous imaginez ce que ça peut donner).


17 Nov 2020

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An Introduction to Larry McMurtry and Lonesome Dove

Bibliophile Adventures

Michael from Texas is back to talk about one of his favorite writers, Larry McMurtry.  This episode focuses mainly on McMurtry and his career.  The next episode will focus on the 1985 novel, Lonesome Dove, and it's sequel and prequels.  Thanks for listening.You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.


1 Mar 2020

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117: Backlist: Larry McMurtry ("Lonesome Dove")

So Many Damn Books

Christopher and Drew get into one of Christopher's dear favorite novels, Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, and why Drew just couldn't finish. They also touch on what type of books you want to read in front of an air conditioner, the satisfying design of the NYRB and Spurl Editions, and Drew explains his method for getting rid of 100 books from his shelves.contribute! https://patreon.com/smdbfor drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.commusic: Disaster Magic(https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Jul 2019