Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
Leaving Cheyenne (eBook)
My foot's in the stirrup,
My pony won't stand;
Goodbye, old partner,
I'm leaving Cheyenne.
-- Old cowboy song
Leaving Cheyenne, Larry McMurtry's second novel, traces the loves of three West Texas characters as they follow that sundown trail: Gideon Fry, the serious rancher; Johnny McCloud, the free-spirited cowhand; and Molly Taylor, the sensitive woman they both love and who bears them each a son. Tragic circumstances mark the trail but McMurtry's style never turns melodramatic or sentimental.
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.
Praise for Leaving Cheyenne…
The New York Times Book Review A rarity...funny, wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating.
San Francisco Chronicle A compelling story...consummate skill.
The New York Times Book Review [Larry McMurtry is] a poet, a resonant scene-setter, and a master of voice.
The Houston Post What an imagination he has! When it comes to spinning a good yarn, few writers do it better than McMurtry.