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Cormac McCarthy Books in Order

Cormac McCarthy Books in Order (No Country for Old Men, The Road, Blood Meridian)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Cormac McCarthy?

Born Charles McCarthy in 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, but raised in Tennessee, Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Since the publication of his first book, he enjoyed positive reviews but it’s with All the Pretty Horses in 1992 that McCarthy gained widespread success. For this book, he received both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize with his novel, The Road.

Many of his books have been adapted into movies, including No Country for Old Men, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film won four awards at the 80th Academy Awards (including Best Picture).

Today, McCarthy is considered one of the most important living American novelists and his fifth novel, Blood Meridian, has even been labelled by some as ‘the Great American Novel’. 

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Lonesome Dove Books in Order: How to read Larry McMurtry’s series?

  • Fabien 

The classic western series.

What is Lonesome Dove about?

Written by the American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, the Lonesome Dove series began in 1985 with a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the first of four books taking us back to the 19th century.

This series tell the exploits of Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call (but also Joshua Deets, Pea Eye Parker, Jake Spoon, Clara Forsythe Allen and more) of the Texas Ranger Division from the time of the Republic of Texas up until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Duff MacCallister Books in Order: How to read William W. Johnstone’s The Eagles Legacy series?

A Scotsman in America!

What is MacCallister The Eagles Legacy about?

Written by American author William Wallace Johnstone, the MacCallister/The Eagles Legacy series takes us back to the end of the 19th century, in America.

This western series is about a Scotsman-turned-cowboy named Duff MacCallister. He is a man who traveled far and worked hard to start a new life in America. And now, he dispenses his Highland justice to anyone who tries to mess with his dream.

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Cole & Hitch Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker’s series?

Series created by the author of Jesse Stone and Spenser

Who are Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch?

Created by Robert B. Parker who wrote the first four books before his death, the Cole & Hitch series has been continued by actor and screenwriter Robert Knott.

Set in the American Old West, these Western novels are about Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, two itinerant lawmen for hire. When they come into town, it’s for cleaning it up. They take care of a lawless community, because they always work within the law.

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