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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ron McLarty Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Author of the acclaimed novel The Memory of Running, Ron McLarty is an American original whose infectious prose will swiftly ensnare any reader. Art in America tells the story of unknown writer Steven Kearney, an aging man whose lifelong commitment to his art finally brings him to homelessness in NYC. Then miraculously he receives an invitation to become playwright in residence of a troubled Rocky Mountain town. Download and start listening now!


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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest meets A Confederacy of Dunces. McLarty’s storytelling skills shine in this ribald, riotously funny, but also poignant novel. You’ll never look at the theater or the state of Colorado in quite the same way after reading it.”

    David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “McLarty delivers a rollicking, Rabelaisian tale of common sense and neighborliness run amok in picturesque rural Colorado. Underpinning the plot is a serious, contentious issue—the right of eminent domain—and the clash of public and private interests in a terrain of pristine beauty produces a zesty bouillabaise.”

    Austin Chronicle

  • “Ambitious and consistently charming…Steven’s relocation sparks a colorful fish-out-of-water story populated with cowboys, environmental activists, hordes of reporters, performance artists, ecoterrorists, and bona fide outlaws.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An actor adept at entertaining and holding an audience shows himself a novelist gifted with the same skills…An immensely engaging and winning performance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Delightful…McLarty affects a bewildered delivery and a leisurely pace, making his observations about the colorful characters living in the hamlet of Creedemore both insightful and funny…both hopeful and hilarious.”


  • “McLarty works the whole spectrum here, from the hilarious banter of old cowpokes to the halting romance between the playwright and a mural artist to the incredibly moving moments when the town sheriff, still grieving from the death of his old partner, invokes the late cop’s street wisdom. A bighearted, wildly entertaining novel from a writer who just gets better with every outing.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/20/2014

    " This author writes in an unusual way. I have enjoyed his other two books and this one was the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe | 2/1/2014

    " Sometimes drifts into stereotypes, but has great and abundant love for its characters, its setting (Colorado) and its topic (how theater can move people). I was charmed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 1/29/2014

    " It's quirky and and filled with imperfect, flawed people. Enjoyed it. Also liked his earlier one, The memory of Running. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexandra | 1/7/2014

    " Really a funny, fun book. It reminded me quite a bit of Dave Barry's Big Trouble, with its wry, dry humor that manages to touch on realities of people and places. Nothing too profound, but an enjoyable detour from everyday life. "

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