Art in America by Ron McLarty
A Novel

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Withis firstwo novels , Ron McLarty won acclaim for fashioning authentic characters that hook readers from the first page. With Art in America, McLarty has invented another unforgettable protagonist in one failed writer, Steven Kearney. Hired by the Creedemore Historical Society to write and direct a play about the rural Southern Colorado town, he unwittingly stumbles into a range war over property rights, a media circus, a diabolical plan that threatens the very safety of the town-and, with the help of a little romance, newfound self-confidence. With its sprawling cast of vivid characters and spellbinding pace, Art in America confirms Ron McLarty's enormous talent.


About Ron McLarty

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Ron McLarty is a veteran actor, accomplished playwright, prolific audiobook narrator and acclaimed novelist.
Published July 3, 2008 by Penguin Books. 396 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The actor-playwright turned novelist offers a hefty slice of Americana-inflected entertainment in his latest novel (Traveler, 2007, etc.).

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Ambitious and consistently charming, this overstuffed third novel by the author of The Memory of Running is brimming with gems of richly observed smalltown life.

Apr 21 2008 | Read Full Review of Art in America: A Novel

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of characters — in every sense of the word — that novelist Ron.

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