Everything you need to understand or teach Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry.
Terms of Endearment is the sequel to Moving On (1970) and All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers (1972).
The fourth in McMurtry's "urban tetralogy" is Evening Star (1992). The first two novels are examinations of the various ways in which men and women fail each other. McMurtry's original intent was to have continued that examination, but this novel focuses on a parent-child relationship: the bond between a mother and daughter, with its failures, betrayals and its absolute loyalty.(read more)