Veteran sports writer Jim Reeves writes about TCU’s epic comeback in the 2016 Alamo Bowl. The 11th-ranked Horned Frogs, with backup quarterback Bram Kohlhausen forced into action at the last minute, trailed number 15 Oregon 31-0 at the half.
But Kohlhausen, playing his final game as a senior, wasn’t quite finished. He rallied TCU in the second half in one of the most exciting games in college football history.
Reeves’ 144-page account, Remember the Alamo Bowl ($12.95 paperback) is a quick read featuring an underdog hero and a triple overtime thriller.
New novel by Jodi Thomas
Amarillo writer Jodi Thomas – one of our favorites at Texas Star — is back with another upbeat small-town romance novel, Sunday at the Sunflower Inn ($15.95 paperback) set in fictional Honey Creek, Texas.
As always, Thomas comes up with characters you can’t help but cheer for, including aging lovers Charles H. Winston III and the very proper Miss Lilly Lambert; café owner Jam McKenzie and Army Sgt. Tucson Smith, who shows up at her door muddy and naked; and busted up drifter McCoy Mason and his gruff, troubled, estranged grandfather, Sadler Mason.
Oh, and new Sheriff Pecos Smith might have a murder case his first day on the job.
We have several well-illustrated, very informative children’s books from DK Publishing on our shelves, some for the first time and one old favorite back in stock.
DK children’s books are thoroughly researched and then presented in easy-to-read graphic blocks.
Children Just Like Me ($19.99 hardcover) profiles 44 children from all over the world – Canada, Ethiopia, Ireland, New Zealand, India, China, Russia, Thailand, and more. Children can read about kids from other cultures, how they live, what they eat, their families, their hobbies, their pets.
100 Women Who Made History ($17.99 hardcover) introduces children to a wide range of remarkable women from around the world – writers, scientists, political leaders, sports and movie stars, aviatrix, entrepreneurs, and crusaders.
Back in stock is the popular DK Eyewitness Book North American Indian ($16.99 hardcover), offering insights into the rich cultures of various tribes, with hundreds of facts, artifacts, profiles, web sites, definitions and illustrations.