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Terms Of Endearment [Paperback]

Larry Mcmurtry
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1 Jun 2000

Aurora Greenway is the kind of woman who makes the world turn around her - including her string of devoted suitors. Widowed, Aurora has an infant daughter, Emma, of whom she is at first overprotective. As Emma grows up, the relationship between mother and daughter is full of tension and disagreement - not least over Emma's choice of husband, who Aurora disapproves of.

Then, with the devastating discovery that Emma has cancer, Aurora slowly learns to adapt and compromise.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (1 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075283455X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752834559
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Newsday" McMurtry at his best! He is one of the few male authors who can write convincingly from the woman's point of view. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Oscar-winning story of how mother and daughter learn the joys and pitfalls of love.

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I think of Terms of Endearment as my most European novel, perhaps for no better reason than that I was in Europe when I wrote it. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars Note perfect characterisation and dialogue 23 April 2002
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As with all of his novels, McMurtry has an uncanny ability to breathe life into his characters in a way that few authors can match. The story deals with the often strained relationship between mother and daughter, and the obstacles that life throws in their way. Always a pleasure to spend time in the company of Mr McMurty's people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book. 3 Aug 2009
I have never seen the film but I'm a big fan of Larry McMurtry's writing and would recommend all his books - his subject matter is so diverse. This book engaged me from the start and the relationship between mother and daughter shifts throughout the book as did my emotions reading it; one time and I'd be scathing of the mother and sorry for the daughter and later on I'd feel the opposite. Such is the power of McMurtry's writing that he gets right to the heart of his female characters. It's an easy read but one that will really test your emotions. I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the book 1 Jun 1999
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This is one of my faviorite books. I laugh alot and cried at the ending. I loved the characters. i could almost see Vernon living in his car. I liked the book better than the movie.
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