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Thomas McGuane

Thomas McGuane

·3.81·8,816 Ratings
“ Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ” ― Anne Lamott
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  • Something to Be Desired

    1985·
    ·3.81·192 Ratings
    A physical novel in which Lucien Taylor, a native son of Montana, embarks on a half-witted, half-unwilling journey into self-discovery.
  • Gallatin Canyon

    2006·
    ·3.78·474 Ratings
    A superb collection of stories--his first in twenty years--from one of our most acclaimed literary figures, whom "The New York Times Book Review" has called "a writer of the first magnitude." Place exerts the power of destiny in these ten stories of live
  • Ninety-two in the Shade

    1995·
    ·3.83·1,028 Ratings
    Tiring of the company of junkies and burn-outs, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. But things fester in America's utter South. And Skelton's plans to become a skiff guide in the shining blue subtropical waters place him
  • Some Horses: Essays

    2000·
    ·4.13·173 Ratings
    In Some Horses, Tom McGuane animates the wide prairie, the ranches where cattle roam and cutting horses are trained, and the packed coliseums in which these horses compete for prestige and prize money. Best of all, McGuane brings to life the horses he has
  • The Longest Silence: A Life In Fishing

    2001·
    ·4.29·397 Ratings
    Thomas McGuane's obsession with fish has taken him from the river in his backyard to the holiest waters of the fly-fisher's world. As he travels the fish take him to many and various subjects ripe for random speculation: rods and reels, the classification
  • To Skin a Cat

    1987·
    ·3.69·207 Ratings
    An excellent short story collection--McGuane's first--that affirms his place as one of America's most energetic and graceful writers. "A cornucopia of McGuane's grace, humor, gusto and smarts . . ".
  • Panama

    1995·
    ·3.8·427 Ratings
    "This is the first time I've worked without a net." The speaker is Chester Pomeroy, a washed-up rock star turned casualty of illicit substances and kamikaze passion. But we may also read these words as an aesthetic statement from Chester's creator, Thomas
  • Nothing but Blue Skies

    1994·
    ·3.77·509 Ratings
    Thomas McGuane's high-spirited and fiercely lyrical new novel chronicles the fall and rise of Frank Copenhaver, a man so unhinged by his wife's departure that he finds himself ruining his business, falling in love with the wrong women, and wandering the l
  • Nobody's Angel

    1986·
    ·3.76·374 Ratings
    Patrick Fitzpatrick is a former soldier, a fourth-generation cowboy, and a whiskey addict. His grandfather wants to run away to act in movies, his sister wants to burn the house down, and his new stallion is bent on killing him: all of them urgently requi
  • The Sporting Club

    1996·
    ·3.74·421 Ratings
    Two old friends strike up an old feud filled with dangerous games on the vast preserve of their hunting club in this rollicking story of boyhood rivalries pushed to the limit.
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