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List of the best Larry McMurtry books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Larry McMurtry is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His classic old West novels have won awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, and have been made into hit films as well, such as Terms of Endearment. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Larry McMurtry who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list is made up of a variety of books, including Terms of Endearment and Lonesome Dove. What are Larry McMurtry's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry

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The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
The Last Picture Show Larry McMurtry

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Anything for Billy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Anything for Billy Larry McMurtry

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Texasville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Texasville Larry McMurtry

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Comanche Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Comanche Moon Larry McMurtry

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Leaving Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Leaving Cheyenne Larry McMurtry

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Duane's Depressed: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books

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Streets of Laredo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Streets of Laredo Larry McMurtry

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Dead Man's Walk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Dead Man's Walk Larry McMurtry

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Cadillac Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Cadillac Jack Larry McMurtry

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Horseman, Pass By is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Horseman, Pass By Larry McMurtry

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All my friends are going to be... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books

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Folly and Glory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Folly and Glory Larry McMurtry

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Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Terms of Endearment Larry McMurtry

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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By Sorrow's River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
By Sorrow's River Larry McMurtry

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Moving on is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Moving on Larry McMurtry

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Sin Killer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Sin Killer Larry McMurtry

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The desert rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
The desert rose Larry McMurtry

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The late child is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
The late child Larry McMurtry

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Zeke and Ned is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Zeke and Ned Larry McMurtry

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Pretty Boy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Pretty Boy Floyd Larry McMurtry

The Best TV Shows Based on Books

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Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Crazy Horse Larry McMurtry

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Buffalo girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Buffalo girls Larry McMurtry

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The evening star is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
The evening star Larry McMurtry

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Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Q... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books

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Loop group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Loop group Larry McMurtry

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The Wandering Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
The Wandering Hill Larry McMurtry

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Somebody's darling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Somebody's darling Larry McMurtry

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In a narrow grave is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
In a narrow grave Larry McMurtry

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Sacagawea's Nickname is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Sacagawea's Nickname Larry McMurtry

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Telegraph days is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Telegraph days Larry McMurtry

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The colonel and Little Missie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books

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Oh what a slaughter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Larry McMurtry Books
Oh what a slaughter Larry McMurtry