Interesting collections of Texas stories

Book Notes by Glenn Dromgoole          We always try to keep quite a few collections of short, readable Texas stories on the shelves at Texas Star Trading Company, covering a wide range of interests. Here are just a few examples of some anthologies you might want to peruse, all in ...
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Novelist Leila Meacham dies at 83

By Glenn Dromgoole We are sad to report that best-selling Texas author Leila Meacham  -- author of Roses, Titans and other epic Texas novels – died in San Antonio on Sept. 19 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 83. Leila (pronounced LEE-la) and her husband, Dick, visited ...
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Reader becomes ‘fully involved’ in this novel

By Glenn Dromgoole               Plano author Lindy Bell, ACU grad and sister of retired Abilene Fire Chief Larry Bell, has penned a powerful debut novel about the dedication and dangers of fire service. Fully Involved ($18.95 paperback) features a young couple very much in love with each other and ...
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New stories from Texas writers

By Glenn Dromgoole             Abilene’s Karen Witemeyer has penned more than 20 novels and novellas, specializing in historical romances because “the world needs more happily-ever-afters.” Her latest is The Heart’s Charge ($15.99 paperback), the second book in her Hanger’s Horsemen series. Two horsemen come across a delirious woman on the ...
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Bushes’ personal cook shares favorite recipes

By Glenn Dromgoole               Matthew “Matty” Wendel cooked favorite family meals for George and Laura Bush, first at the Governor’s Mansion and then for eight years at Camp David and Prairie Chapel Ranch. Recipes from the President’s Ranch: Food People Like to Eat ($45 hardcover, published by the White ...
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“254,” Willie and other new arrivals.

By Glenn Dromgoole         Quite a few new Texas books have hit the shelves at Texas Star Trading Company. Lance and Ron Varnell have published a spectacular book of Texas landscape photography. 254: A Photographer’s Journey through Every Texas County includes one beautiful photograph from each county, with a brief ...
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