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Cormac McCarthy
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Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennesee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of a dozen previous novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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All the Pretty Horses
Border Trilogy (1)
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1993
Price: $15.00

Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award

This first part of McCarthy's Border Trilogy tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers.  Across the border Mexico beckons--beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, Cole sets off on an... Read more >
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All the Pretty Horses
Book 1 of The Border Trilogy
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Introduction by Harold Bloom


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 2, 2001
Price: $23.00

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not... Read more >
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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 1992
Price: $15.95

Blood Meridian is the epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the “wild west.” Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the... Read more >
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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Border Trilogy
All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Hardcover, 1040 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 28, 1999
Price: $36.00

Available together in one volume for the first time, the three novels of Cormac
McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling Border Trilogy constitute a genuine
American epic.

Beginning with All the Pretty Horses and continuing through The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, McCarthy chronicles the lives of two young men coming of age in the... Read more >

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Child of God

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1993
Price: $15.00

Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation. Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee--is released from jail and allowed to roam at will, preying on the population with his strange lusts. A trip... Read more >
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Child of God

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Cities of the Plain
Border Trilogy (3)
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 25, 1999
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In this final volume of The Border Trilogy, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, in the still point between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing or... Read more >
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Cities of the Plain

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 12, 1998
Price: $28.95

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Cities of the Plain
Book 3 of Border Trilogy
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Screenplay
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Screenplay
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $14.95

On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him.

Along the gritty terrain of the Texas–Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope... Read more >
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The Crossing
Border Trilogy (2)
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 1995
Price: $15.95

In The Crossing, McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time gives us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegiac power of a lost American myth.

In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy... Read more >
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The Crossing

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 7, 1994
Price: $29.95

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The Crossing
Book 2 of The Border Trilogy
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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La carretera

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $15.00

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La carretera

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Meridiano de sangre

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.00

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Meridiano de sangre

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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No Country for Old Men

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $15.95

In this blistering novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.

One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by... Read more >
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No Country for Old Men

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2007
Price: $11.99

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No Country for Old Men (Movie Tie In Edition)

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $15.95

In this blistering novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.

One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by... Read more >

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The Orchard Keeper

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 1993
Price: $15.00

Cormac McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper is set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars. It tells the story of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed... Read more >
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The Orchard Keeper

Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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