Leaving Cheyenne

(Fiction; 1963; repr., Simon & Schuster, 2002)

Larry McMurtry’s second novel, Leaving Cheyenne, showcases his talent for creating characters we love. He wrote Cheyenne at the age of twenty-two, but the reader never doubts his veracity as he describes what it is to struggle as an aging cowboy, or a fledgling rancher, or a middle-aged woman trying to please the men in her life while attending to her own desires.

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