Some of Larry McMurtry?s later books and screenplays were written with his longtime writing partner, Diana Ossana (born 1949). Although McMurtry sometimes lived in Ossana?s home, theirs did not seem to be a romantic partnership? Larry McMurtry owned several book stores, beginning in 1971. His store Booked Up in Archer City, Texas ?once occupied six buildings and contained some 400,000 volumes,? according to his 2021 obituary in The New York Times. McMurtry auctioned off more than half of those books and downsized to a single building after a 2012 consolidation? Larry McMurtry and author Ken Kesey were friends and friendly rivals after meeting in a creative writing seminar at Stanford in 1960; McMurtry ended up marrying Kesey?s widow, Faye Kesey, in 2011.
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