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The Lonesome Dove Series
The Lonesome Dove Series | Larry McMurtry
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The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West. Dead Mans Walk As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for short--have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life. Comanche Moon Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, are still figuring out how to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him--when they sign up to pursue the Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf into Mexico. On this mission their captain, Inish Scull, is captured by the brutally cruel Mexican bandit Ahumado, and Gus and Call must come to the rescue, with the aid of new friends including Joshua Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker, as well as the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Lonesome Dove Gus and Call, now retired from the Texas Rangers and settled in the border town of Lonesome Dove running the Hat Creek Cattle Company, are visited by their old friend Jake Spoon, who convinces Gus and Call to gather a herd of cattle and drive them north to Montana in order to start a cattle ranch in untouched territory. Gus is further motivated by a desire to see the love of his life, Clara Allen (nee Forsythe), who now lives with her children and comatose horse-trader husband in Ogallala, Nebraska. On the way to Montana they travel through wild country full of thieves, murderers, and a lifetime's worth of unforgettable adventure. Streets of Laredo Woodrow Call is back in Texas, a Ranger once again and a general gun-for-hire, but increasingly a relic as the westward sprawl of the railroads rapidly settles the once lawless frontier. Hired by a railroad tycoon to hunt down a dangerous bandit named Joey Garza, Call sets out once again with a hapless Yankee named Ned Brookshire who works for the railroad company that hired Call. Call's old friend Pea Eye Parker--who initially refused to join the expedition because of his family--sets off with the Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes to try to catch up with Call, until he runs into troubles of his own. The long pursuit of Garza leads them all across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.
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TheSpineView
The Lonesome Dove Series | Larry McMurtry
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#WeRemember @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Larry McMurtry

I loved this series and Streets of Laredo is my favorite but I enjoyed all the books.

Eggs Perfect 🤩 7mo
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Therewillbebooks
The Lonesome Dove Series | Larry McMurtry
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Just a reminder that our new Lonesome Dove episode is out. Look at all these notes I made for it! It's about 90 minutes long too, so feel free to listen in two or three lil chunks. Thanks!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

Suet624 Such a great book. Can‘t wait to listen to this podcast and hear your thoughts. 13mo
Therewillbebooks @Suet624 😁 I hope you enjoy it! 13mo
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Blueberry I just listened to your Lonesome Dove podcast. Really good! The whole book series is so fantastic. You won't be disappointed. Of the 4 books I gave 3 of them 5 stars and 1 I gave 3 stars. Definitely will be reread some day. 13mo
Therewillbebooks @Blueberry Thanks! Which book was the 3 star? I was thinking of doing Dead Man's Walk next 13mo
Bklover Listening to this podcast now. I read LD in 1985 when it came out and it‘s been my favorite ever since. I go back frequently to it to visit them all if you know what I mean. Have always been a tiny bit in love with Gus! Loving the podcast! 12mo
Therewillbebooks @Bklover Thank you so much! Gus is my favorite too. Also a big fan of Clara 12mo
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BeckyRoy
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Started this huge book last night. This is My dad‘s favorite mini series and I‘ve watched it with him more times than I can count, but this is my first attempt at the book. Signed up for a read along on GR too. ⭐️💕🎄❤️

Mdargusch ❤️❤️🤠❤️❤️ 5y
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Cinfhen
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I'm sorry #LoneDove #BuddyRead(ers) I'm pulling a #ShawnMooney aka #Bail 😣I'm not connecting with this story and since there are #somanybookssolittletime I'm moving on! I did look for the audio version but it wasn't available from my lending system😫 I also bailed on my #ReadHarderNFaboutTechnology The Profiteers started out interesting but it soon become muddled and my mind wasn't processing. Any suggestions for a new NF about Technology?!?

rockpools 👏👏I'm impressed at your bailing power! Hope you find something fab for the technology book - I haven't cracked that yet either 😐 5y
Marchpane Does it have to be *modern* technology? If not, this is a great book: 5y
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Cinfhen Thanks @Marchpane I'm gonna check them out 😁🤞🏼 5y
Cinfhen @RachelO 😂😬😉 5y
Cinfhen That sounds brilliant @jenniferw88 😁I think I found a serious read but if it's a stinker I'm all over your choice 👊🏼 5y
Mdargusch 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 5y
Cinfhen Sorry 😩😩 @Mdargusch but now I need to know who Elmira is???? 5y
Mdargusch See you haven't gotten to the good part yet! 5y
Cinfhen Do I need to go to spark notes @Mdargusch 😜😉😂 5y
Suet624 Oh gosh. Well I'm glad you know how to say no. 😁 I have a hard time bailing on things. 5y
Reviewsbylola I refuse to feel bad about bailing. Sorry this one wasn't for you. 5y
Cinfhen I'm generally a people pleaser but reading should never be a drag or something u are not enjoying @Suet624 thanks for letting me bow out graciously @Reviewsbylola 😘😘 5y
Reviewsbylola If you'd tried to do this with GWTW though I probably wouldn't have been so gracious. 😂😂 5y
Cinfhen Hahaha! That's why I wouldn't think of taking a bail on GWTW @Reviewsbylola which I ended up liking more than I initially expected 5y
emilyhaldi Sorry you didn't enjoy it but agree that you should bail if its not pulling you in!! Waayyyyy too many other books to get through 😁 Keeping my hopes up that our next readalong will be more loved ❤️🤞🏻 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch (edited) 5y
drbethandherkindle I‘m always supportive of bailing, but we‘ll miss you! 5y
Centique I love that you called it doing a @shawnmooney I think of Shawn too now when I bail (since that reading envy podcast @ReadingEnvy ) Permission granted 🙏 5y
shawnmooney Bail bail bail away! For my tech read I am planning to do 5y
Cinfhen Thank you my lovely #lonedove #buddyread(ers) for your support 😊I'll be following the tags to see your progress @drbethandherkindle @emilyhaldi @Suet624 @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 5y
Cinfhen But I'm holding on to all of your suggestions because sometimes a #ShawnMooney is needed @Centique 🙌🏻😘💗 5y
Cinfhen @shawnmooney your book choice sounds fantastic 💗 5y
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼not gonna lie..I'm a little worried about this one @emilyhaldi 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes I really don't want to read a NF about technology--but I read one about culture and I'm reading one now about architecture, so that's just going to have to count. #sorrynotsorry 5y
Cinfhen I'm with you @Natasha.C.Barnes not sure I'll be doing #ReadHarder in 2018! 5y
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LeahBergen
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#FavoriteNonRomanticCouple. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... Gus and Call. ❤ #BookLove17

MicheleinPhilly I need to read this damn book already. I think I bought it during Borders' going-out-of-business sale. 😬 6y
Melissa_J I've never read any of McMurtry's books 😳 6y
Bookzombie This is a great pick!! 💟 6y
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My_novel_obsession Great pick!!!! 6y
My_novel_obsession Now I want to re read Lonesome Dove 🤔 6y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly It's a really fun, old-fashioned type of epic novel. 😀 6y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I love them (but I have a fondness for Old West history though 😀). 6y
LeahBergen @Bookzombie Thanks! 😃 6y
LeahBergen @Anovelobsession I was thinking the same thing! 6y
BethFishReads Love love love. Especially Gus 6y
BookishTrish Awesome choice! 6y
Amandajoy Yay! I love those two! 6y
MrBook I want them all!!!! 6y
LeahBergen @MrBook Have you read this series? 6y
MrBook Nope, not yet. On my TBR, of course 😉👍🏻. 6y
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LeahBergen
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#FavouriteFriendships, Historical fiction edition. Gus and Call, Aubrey and Maturin. #Booktober

Imagineannie Such good choices!! 6y
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