New York, Evanston & London: Harper & Row, 1963. 299pp. Cream colored cloth. First edition. Non-authorial gift inscription on the front pastedown (hidden by the front flap) and about five small spots to one page, overall a very good copy. The price clipped dust jacket has fading to the spine, three tiny spots to the front panel and minor edgewear noticeable primarily at the head of the spine, overall good+. This is McMurty’s second novel and one of my personal favorites. It revolves around three main characters serious Gideon Fry, the rancher; his friend Johnny McCloud, a free spirited cow hand; and Molly McCloud, the girl on an adjoining spread whose love they share. The author masterfully tells the story of the intertwined lives from each of their perspectives. An absolutely superbly written book.