Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Retired Texas Rangers McCrae and Call miss adventure. When they hear of bountiful and uncivilized Montana they decide to move their ranch there. What happens during their journey to an unfamiliar land?

Lonesome Dove is leisurely paced epic which provokes amusement, sadness, and thoughtfulness about the bygone West. It’s a cowboy adventure in a slowly civilizing West. It also has a coming of age story and bittersweet love. Its characters are compellingly interesting, endearing, and/or odd. Lonesome Dove offers thoughtful Western adventure and compelling characters.

Want more books like Lonesome Dove?

A haunted Civil War veteran journeys the West seeking peace and finding turmoil in Far As the Eye Can See by Robert Bausch.

A Canadian Mountie becomes a Montana rancher and is entangled in white-Native American conflict in A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe.

The West is seen through the eyes of a group of pioneers traveling from Missouri to Oregon in The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr.

Lonesome Dove was made into a TV miniseries in 1989.

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