Historical Fiction: Lonesome Dove

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, and always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

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  • megan

    On the irony topic- Weird Al has a funny song out called Word Crimes, and he mentions knowing the difference between irony and coincidence. The visual that goes with it shows Irony: a fire truck on fire, Coincidence: rain on a wedding day.

    http://diffuser.fm/weird-al-word-crimes/?trackback=fbshare_top

    1 · July 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      I vote yes. Commentary?

      1 · July 9

    • megan

      I agree with this one.

      1 · July 10

  • David F.

    Had a lot of fun talking about Lonesome Dove. Really can't believe I skimmed over or forgot about the badger carrying a human hand. This is the kind of attention to detail I will miss completely since you're moving to Houston, Merritt!

    1 · July 7

    • megan

      I'm pleasantly surprised that we all liked the book! And yes- Merritt we will miss you!

      1 · July 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha yea this may have been the first in recent memory we all enjoyed. I will miss yall and this wonderful book club.

      1 · July 8

  • Gaurang M.

    I didn't finish the mini-series..er...book and work is kicking my ass today so won't be able to make it

    July 7

    • David F.

      You're welcome to come along even if you didn't finish, although there will probably be spoilers about Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall's adventures.

      July 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yea... This one is super long so everyone should come if they are interested even if not finished!

      July 7

  • John

    Any one else craving for some fried grasshoppers?

    1 · July 7

    • David F.

      Whatever, long as it's not snake.

      1 · July 7

    • Michael Henry T.

      Aww. If ya'll'd grilled some snake, I'd'a come even though I knern't nuthin' about the book.

      July 7

  • Michael Henry T.

    Yeah, length has me opting out of this one. Will see ya'll on the next two for sure though. :)

    July 1

    • David F.

      It is about a third longer than 11/22/63, which was pretty long.

      July 2

  • Gaurang M.

    Even the mini series is 13 hours long!!

    1 · June 29

    • Amy

      Haha, I think that includes the follow-up mini series. The Lonesome Dove portion is *only* 6 and a half hours. Silver lining?

      June 29

    • Gaurang M.

      I reckon it's a silver linin' all right. I now know a freakish amount about cattle...I reckon I will enter the cattle business

      1 · June 30

  • megan

    Coffee House Cafe will be expecting us- they have a small room in the back reserved for us.

    1 · June 26

    • Amy

      She just updated it this morning - 6150 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX.

      1 · June 26

    • A former member
      A former member

      What an excellent location haha ;)

      June 30

  • Hillary

    I wish I could go to the actual book club meetups - I have class on Monday nights through October - then for sure I'll be there!

    May 23

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