February 27, 2005 |
You've got to work to get here, and not many do. But one day, the author Larry McMurtry sauntered back as if he were WF Call himself -- the former Texas Ranger who led a cattle drive to the highlands in McMurtry's epic, "Lonesome Dove." Rapt by the Western myth he has spent a career trying to dispel, McMurtry not only moved back to his hometown but brought his side business with him. In the 20 years since it opened, Booked Up Inc.
December 15, 2002 |
The great novelists, Larry McMurtry believes, write their masterpieces in the prime of life. And at 66, he figures he's past his prime. The powers that inspired ''The Last Picture Show'' and ''Terms of Endearment'' are in decline. By his own reckoning, the curtain fell on his great period 17 years ago, with the publication of ''Lonesome Dove.'' McMurtry remains stunningly prolific; he churned out four novels during the past year, the last two at a gallop.