LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtryRead about the other books on the list.
A phenomenal epic about driving stolen cattle hundreds of miles across America. I worked on a ranch in South America for a year so know what it’s like to round up cattle on horseback: the smell of your horse, the dust kicked up and the sound of hooves. My copy is utterly mangled because I read it in the bath.
Lonesome Dove may just be The Great Texas Novel. It is among Ann Brashares' six favorite books.