Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo

by Larry McMurtry

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Overview

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas and Western literature at its finest.

Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena—once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684857534
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Series: Lonesome Dove Series
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 55,459
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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.

Hometown:

Archer City, Texas

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1936

Place of Birth:

Wichita Falls, Texas

Education:

B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Streets of Laredo is a splendid addition to the literary portrait of McMurtry's native Texas and the West that he has been creating for three decades. It's also one of his most affectingly melancholy books. . . . The characters are as finely etched as any McMurtry has ever minted."—Newsweek

"Gorgeous . . . violent, funny, achingly sad, filled with heroism and regret . . . If you can put Streets of Laredo down, I'll eat my ten-gallon hat."—Cosmopolitan

"A marvelous novel in its own right and in every way a worthy successor to Lonesome Dove."—Chicago Tribune

"One of McMurtry's most powerful and moving achievements."—Los Angeles Times

"Larry McMurtry remains a genius at dialogue. The scene where the seven whores start reminiscing about the first men in their lives in wonderful."—New York Times Book Review

"Larry McMurtry is a wonderful storyteller, and with . . . Streets of Laredo. . . he has written a novel that is even better than the original—and that was one hell of a tale."—Boston Globe

Streets of Laredo is here and all that needs to be said is this: Hallelujah. . . . McMurtry has taken us back to the glory days of Lonesome Dove. . . .”—Los Angeles Daily News

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Streets of Laredo 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
co_coyote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is Larry McMurtry's follow-up to his wonderful book, Lonesome Dove. This book is much slower to get started than the first, and not as satisfying in the end. A good book for a week at the beach, though, which it was for me.
silva_44 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Having finished the other books in McMurtry's tetraology, I was anxious to read this, the final book. However, I was a bit disappointed at finding Woodrow Call a broken man. I would have much preferred, even if naive, to have let him remain the strong, undaunting hero of the previous books. Without Gus with which to interact, the book seemed a bit flat, but still a good read.
choochtriplem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A so-so ending to an amazing series. If you have made it this far in the Lonesome Dove series, don't stop, keep going...Not as good as the others, but still a good ending to Captain Cal's story.
Whiskey3pa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typically well written and interesting. Nice to see a wrap up of the tale, although it is a little too period correct to be happy. Recomend it if you have read the others, but not as a stand alone read.
bookheaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very grim, violent book. Sequel to Lonesome Dove. Lacks humor of that book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was happy to read how this Saga finally ended. The book can be trying at times. However one finishes it deeply satisfied.
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Cocarico More than 1 year ago
The book was not for me - so I cannot review it.
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