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  • Auslanderby Mary Powell

    TCU Press 2015; Not Available

    Auslander?the German word for ?outsider.? In this novel, four women explore the many ways one can be an outsider geographically, culturally, and emotionally. They chronicle the life of the Jahn family in the close-knit German community of Schoenberg, Texas, during the ?60s, ?70s and ?80s. Their counterpoint dialogues draw us into the family?s marriages... more...

  • The Chicken Hangerby Ben Rehder

    TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Chicken Hanger confronts the present-day controversy of politics and prejudice along the Texas-Mexico border through the eyes of one illegal immigrant, Ricky Delgado. After Ricky?s brother Tomás is shot in the hand while crossing the border into the U.S., the two must decide to risk deportation and seek justice, or remain silent and endure... more...

  • Comanche Sundownby Jan Reid

    TCU Press 2010; US$ 15.95

      Comanche Sundown is the story of the great war chief Quanah Parker, a freed slave and cowboy named Bose Ikard, and the women they love. Comanche Sundown lays out a sprawling and plausible recast of Southwestern history that brings Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Colonel Ranald ?Bad Hand? Mackenzie, and General William T. Sherman... more...

  • Slow Moving Dreamsby Tom Hardy

    TCU Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Tom Hardy?s new novel, Slow Moving Dreams , tells the story of Tom Carter, a city man who is forced by the death of a cousin to return to his rural roots in West Texas.  Hardy takes his readers along two journeys in this novel:  the first is the physical journey that Tom takes as he drives to the funeral in Alpine, and the second is an exploration... more...

  • Texas, My Texasby Lonn Taylor

    TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    In this collection of essays about Texas gathered from his West Texas newspaper column, Lonn Taylor traverses the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write a very honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present. Texas, My Texas: Musings of the... more...

  • Hell's Half Acreby Richard F. Selcer

    TCU Press 1991; US$ 15.95

    Texas is a place where legends are made, die, and are revived. Fort Worth, Texas, claims its own legend - Hell's Half Acre - a wild 'n' woolly accumulation of bordellos, cribs, dance houses, and gambling parlors. Tenderloin districts were a fact of life in every major town in the American West, but Hell's Half Acre - its myth and its reality... more...

  • Bones for Barnum Brownby James O. Farlow; Roland Bird; Edwin H. Colbert; V. Theodore Schreiber

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Roland Thaxter Bird, universally and affectionately known to friends and associates as R. T., achieved a kind of Horatio Alger success in the scientific world of dinosaur studies. Forced to drop out of school at a young age by ill health, he was a cowboy who traveled from job to job by motorcycle until he met Barnum Brown, Curator of Vertebrae Paleontology... more...

  • Fort Worthby Julia Kathryn Garrett

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer vacations she worked from morning to night on her book, creating an anecdotal chronicle of the early years of the city that began as a fort... more...

  • A Texas Jubileeby James Ward Lee

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Set primarily during the early 1940s, A Texas Jubilee is a collection of short stories about life in fictional Bodark Springs, Texas. Through these stories, author Jim Lee paints a humorous picture of the politics, friendships, and secrets that are part of day-to-day life in this eccentric little Texas town. Stories like ?Rock-ola? and ?Pink-Petticoat?... more...

  • Inside Texasby Cynthia A. Brandimarte

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?Inside Texas: Culture, Identity and Houses, 1878?1920? is a 464 page book with 296 photos that tests and rejects the notion that Texas homes, like all things Texan, were unique and different.  Over the 40 year time span covered by the book, decorating ideas nationally and in Texas went from the era of Victorianism with ?all that stuff? to the... more...