The Evening Star

The Evening Star

by Larry McMurtry
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The Evening Star by Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry’s Terms of Endearment touched readers in a way no other story has in recent years. The earthy humor and the powerful emotional impact that set this novel apart rise to brilliant new heights with The Evening Star.

McMurtry takes us deep into the heart of Texas, and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time, Aurora Greenway—along with her family, friends, and lovers—in a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness, and the unexpected turns that life can take. This is Larry McMurtry at his very best: warm, compassionate, full of comic invention, an author so attuned to the feelings, needs, and desires of his characters that they possess a reality unique in American fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451607727
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 426,166
File size: 2 MB

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.

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Evening Star 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In The Evening Star, Larry McMurtry continues the stories of Aurora Greenway, Patsy carpenter, and Rosie. Emma, Aurora's daughter, has died at the end of Terms of Endearment, and Emma's children are grown up. McMurtry is a master at creating unforgettable characters, and Aurora greenway is one of his most memorable. She has a way of controlling every situation she is in, and her comments and reflections are life often come right out of left field. In this novel, she and her maid, Rosey, move from employer and employee to friends and confidantes, and Patsy carpenter, first introduced to readers in Moving On and a close friend of Emma's, proves to be a worthy adversary of Aurora's as they both are interested in Jerry, the somewhat shallow but attractive therapist. This is not a book to read if you are interested only in fast-moving plots and suspenseful situations, but if you want to meet characters that you may never forget, then I suggest you get to this book right away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Evening Star, is the sequel to Larry McMurtry's bestselling novel, Terms Of Endearment. The Evening Star takes place years later, after the main character Aurora Greenways' daughter, Emma, has died of cancer. The novel focuses on Aurora's relationships with men, and how Emmas' now grown children were affected by her death. Overall, the novel was okay. It was too long of a book to read and there were some unecessary details that didn't belong there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There was a pretty big gap in between my reading of Terms of Endearment and The Evening Star. I actually was a little worried I may have forgotten some of the more important plotlines from the first book, but decided to go ahead and start the sequel. I honestly didn't think it could be better than the first one (how often does that happen, anyway?) But, Mr. McMurty, being superb at bringing his characters to life, proved me wrong. One of the better parts of 'Terms' to me had been the different family members storylines, and 'Evening Star' just expands on that. More characters, more touching scenes, and definitely more comedy. If anything, Rosie (Aurora's lifelong maid and friend) becomes more vivid, as close to life-like as a written character can become. I had seen the movie before hand, so I, of course, was expecting certain things to happen. But, the book was certainly better in that no punches were pulled. General Hector Scott's bouts with flashing, we learn a much different fate for Jerry Bruckner (Aurora's love interest and psychiatrist), and there's Aurora's endless string of suitors. I strongly suggest you pick this book up if you enjoyed the first one, or liked wither of the movies. Aurora Greenway is one of the characters that will never fade from memory, she's that little sarcastic voice, well loved, in the back of our heads. Do me a favor, every once in a while, let that voice out, would you?