By Larry McMurtry
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Lonesome Dove comes a huge, wonderful, unputdownable saga of the previous West, informed within the spunky brave voice of a tender lady named Nellie Courtright.
When twenty-two-year-old Nellie Courtright and her teenage brother Jackson are by surprise orphaned via their father’s suicide on his new and unprosperous ranch, they make their method to the close by city of Rita Blanca, the place Jackson manages to safe a task as a sheriff's deputy, whereas Nellie, ever imaginative, turns into the town’s telegrapher.
Together, they inadvertently positioned Rita Blanca at the map while younger Jackson succeeds in taking pictures down all six of the ferocious Yazee brothers in a gunfight that brings him lifelong repute yet which he can by no means repeat simply because his good fortune got here merely out of luck.
Propelled via her personal strength and common sense lifestyle, Nellie meets and virtually conquers the guts of Buffalo invoice, the fellow she's going to love so much in her lengthy lifestyles, and is going directly to meet, and witness the exploits of, Billy the child, the Earp brothers, and document Holliday. She even will get a ringside seat on the conflict on the O.K. Corral, the main recognized gunfight in Western historical past, and finally lives lengthy sufficient to determine the West and its gunfighters became movies.
Full of lifestyles, love, shootouts, genuine Western heroes and villains, Telegraph Days is Larry McMurtry at his epic most sensible.