Harmony Palmer, ex-Vegas showgirl, has lost her lover and her daughter has just died of AIDS. The only good thing in her life is her son. Then her bickering sisters turn up and decide to take Harmony home to Oklahoma. On the way they are forced to take a new look at their lives and relationships.
McMurtry has published 21 novels (the best-known listed above). He also operates antiquarian bookshops in Washington DC, Texas and Arizona.