New York: Simon & Schuster, 1975. First edition. A Near Fine book in like jacket. Spine a trifle cocked, jacket with one short tear on the rear panel and very slight wear at the extremities. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper "For Thomas A. Benedict with good wishes, Larry McMurtry."
"There is something very winning about Larry McMurtry's novel Terms of Endearment--something that makes one keep reading along. Maybe it's for the star of the story, Aurora Greenway of Houston by way of New Haven, an impossibly self-centered widow with the redeeming virtue of knowing how difficult she is...Or maybe what keeps one entertained is the sympathy wth which McMurtry writes about these people" (New York Times). As Aurora navigates her daughter's rise to adulthood and motherhood, and tries to manage her own bevy of suitors, she tackles key questions of identity, aging, and family duty that cause hilarity and sorrow. Adapted into the Oscar winning film starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3091)