Sarah Hepola
Articles tagged ‘Larry McMurtry’

April 5, 2021

His customary and legendary range: Larry McMurtry, 1936-2021

The Texas author I had zero interest in for much of my life

The Lonesome Dove miniseries rolled into town in 1985, when I was eleven years old. Back in the before-times of the mid-Eighties, computers were clunky green-screened things known to your serious nerd variety, and the television was the center of the household. We built cabinets around our televisions, we kept drawers underneath it,  in case . . . Read More

December 27, 2018

The slow and uncertain process of filling it in

A trip to the Penny Grave

The road back from a road trip can be a drag. I’d taken three luxurious days to drive out to West Texas, drawing a crooked line to the left corner of the state, but I was returning to Dallas in one long afternoon, a mostly straight line along the bright blue vein of an interstate. . . . Read More