A Literary Tribute to Texas Rivers

Viva Texas Rivers! takes up where John Graves (Goodbye to a River) left off – as a lyrical tribute to the rivers in all sections of Texas. Collected and edited by Steven L. Davis and Sam L. Pfiester and supported by the The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, ...
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New novel by Steve Harrigan

Book Notes by Glenn Dromgoole             Best-selling Texas novelist Steve Harrigan returns to fiction with his new novel, The Leopard Is Loose ($26 hardcover), based roughly on a true event of the 1950s when a leopard escaped from the zoo in Oklahoma City. Writing as a man of 70 looking ...
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Read about African Texans during Black History Month

By Glenn Dromgoole The African Texans by historian Alwyn Barr offers a concise cultural history of the challenges faced by black immigrants and the contributions they have made over the years. At 100 pages, complete with sidebars and photographs, it’s a very approachable yet well-documented account of Black history in ...
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New collection of Elmer Kelton stories

Book Notes by Glenn Dromgoole              What a great way to start a new year – a new collection of Elmer Kelton stories! Forge Books has published Law of the Land, 16 stories of the Old West from the legendary San Angelo western writer. Elmer, a favorite of Texas Star ...
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Being Texan pays tribute to Texas icons, including Perini’s

By Glenn Dromgoole Perini Steakhouse gets a full four-page essay – “A Steakhouse to Drive For” by Patricia Sharpe – in the new book Being Texan by the editors of Texas Monthly magazine ($29.99 hardcover). The 340-page book is divided into four sections covering Identity & Culture, Town & Country, ...
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November book signings scheduled

John Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog books, will kick off the round of November book signings at Texas Star. John will sign copies of Hank books, plus his latest non-fiction work, "Bad Smoke, Good Smoke," an account of deadline prairie fires in the Texas Panhandle where he lives. He ...
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