“Lonesome Dove” at 25

Texas Monthly: “When Lonesome Dove was published in 1985, it transformed Larry McMurtry’s career overnight and revived the fortunes of the western itself.”

The story is behind a paywall for the next couple of months or so.  Lucky for me, I’m a subscriber.

I still remember watching the mini-series on CBS back in – I think – 1987 or maybe 1988.  I was a college freshman at the time and one of the English courses I selected was Southwestern Literature.  Lonesome Dove was assigned reading.  Watching the mini-series was part of our homework, too.  The characters have stayed with me ever since.