Are You Grumpy Staying at Home?

Abilene elementary School teacher and author Matt Roemisch wrote a children’s book while stuck at home during the pandemic, Ask Someone Grumpy to Read You This Book ($7.99 paperback). It’s a rhyming children’s book, but he tells children not to read it by themselves. “You must ask someone grumpy to ...
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New novels from Lisa Wingate and more

By Glenn Dromgoole Here are some Texas books I’ve been reading while sheltering at home during the  pandemic. Lisa Wingate: In The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate weaves the stories of two young women more than a century apart: a teen-age former slave searching for her family in 1875, and a first-year ...
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Texas cookbook includes 3 recipes from Abilene

The prolific cookbook publisher, Gooseberry Patch, has included recipes from three Abilene residents in its All-Time-Favorite Recipes from Texas Cooks, a very approachable and affordable hardback, spiral-bound cookbook for just $13.95. Many of the 175 recipes are covered in a half page or one page and seem pretty easy to ...
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Rick Meyers publishes 5 helpful books on tennis

Abilene tennis pro/coach Rick Meyers has produced five new books of tennis lessons and tips for players of all ages and levels, from beginners to champions. Three of the books are compilations from the Tennis Corner column he wrote for the Abilene Reporter-News from 1998 to 2016. The columns were ...
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Les Hammond’s first novel is a good one

Abilene’s Les Hammond gets the reader’s attention right away in the first sentence of his debut novel, The Arms of God.  “Mike Wakefield was fourteen years old the year Stella Clement shot Junior Clement dead.” That was 1956. The Clements’ oldest son, Trace, was 8. Their other two children were ...
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New books: Amon Carter Bio, Elmer Kelton Novel

By Glenn Dromgoole If you missed the terrific one-man play Amon! The Ultimate Texan at the Paramount Theatre on Feb. 22 – or if you saw it and would like to read more about Amon G. Carter – playwright Dave Lieber has also published a book of vignettes and photos ...
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