Texas Monthly Recommends: A Lesser-Known Larry McMurtry Book

Texas Monthly Recommends: A Lesser-Known Larry McMurtry Book

Larry McMurtry at his bookstore, Booked Up, in Archer.In the days following Larry McMurtry’s passing, many Texas wrote heartfelt remembrances of the man and his work. The best, I thought, came from people recalling their trips to McMurtry’s hometown of Archer City, hoping to see him around town. Even in the versions of these that lacked an actual encounter with McMurtry, Archer City somehow still shone. During the month since McMurtry’s death, I’ve revisited some of his work to see how much of Archer City he left behind on the page. What did he say about the place while he was there? For the uninitiated, what would serve as the textbook for a crash course on Larry McMurtry’s Archer City? The town is of course immortalized in his fiction, most notably through his…View Original Post

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