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Books: A Memoir

Books: A Memoir

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By (author) Larry McMurtry, Narrator William Dufris

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 168mm x 26mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400138051
  • ISBN 13: 9781400138050
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed

Product description

Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to read this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer's love affair with books. McMurtry writes about his life as a boy growing up in a largely bookless world; as a young man devouring the world of literature; as a fledgling writer and family man; and as one of America's most prominent "bookmen," becoming the astute and adventurous collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible books in Georgetown, Houston, and his hometown of Archer, Texas. In "Books: A Memoir," McMurtry gives us a lively look at the eccentrics who collect, sell, or simply lust after rare books. "Books" is like the best kind of diary--full of wonderful anecdotes, amazing characters, great gossip, and shrewd observations about authors, book people, literature, and himself. At once chatty, revealing, and deeply satisfying, "Books" is, like its author, erudite, life-loving, and full of great stories.

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Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lonesome Dove." William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.

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"[McMurtry] expresses his belief that the love of books and the love of reading will never die. Anyone who reads this memoir will surely agree." ---Library Journal Starred Review