Buffalo Girls: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance: "Martha Jane -- better known as Calamity -- is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in Buffalo Girls. As he describes the insatiable curiosity of Calamity's Indian friend No Ears, Annie Oakley's shooting match with Lord Windhouveren, and other highlights of the tour, McMurtry turns the story of a band of hardy, irrepressible survivors into an unforgettable portrait of love, fellowship, dreams, and heartbreak.
 

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McMurtry, a prolific mythologizer/demythologizer of the Old West, here takes on Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary, 1852?-1903)--who confesses in a series of letters to being a drunken hell-raiser but ... Read full review

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I had a hankering to read something about Calamity Jane, but I couldn't find any biographies outside of the kids section, so I settled on this novel. McMurtry alternates between narrative and letters ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
49
Section 7
59
Section 8
68
Section 22
197
Section 23
206
Section 24
219
Section 25
228
Section 26
233
Section 27
239
Section 28
245
Section 29
256

Section 9
74
Section 10
78
Section 11
84
Section 12
94
Section 13
106
Section 14
116
Section 15
125
Section 16
137
Section 17
145
Section 18
158
Section 19
165
Section 20
179
Section 21
187
Section 30
263
Section 31
267
Section 32
273
Section 33
277
Section 34
286
Section 35
297
Section 36
306
Section 37
311
Section 38
315
Section 39
321
Section 40
345
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About the author (2010)

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

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