A Book Lover's Tour of Texas

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A Book Lover's Tour of Texas takes readers on a literary ride across the Lone Star State. J. Frank Dobie tells true stories of rattlesnakes and buried treasure, Jodi Thomas finds romance in the oilfields, Larry McMurtry recreates the cattle drive, and Kinky Friedman chases bad guys as a former country-western singer. Fans of history, romance, mystery, poetry, and natural science discover reading adventures as well as what to see and do at historical, literary, and ecological sites. Whether touring through reading or on the road, book lovers can use this guide to experience the state of Texas region by region.

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For three years, author of a weekly column for the Sherman Herald Democrat. Several hundred of her articles, columns and stories have appeared in print, in publications as varied as PC Tech Journal and Woman's World. Member of the Texas Writers League, president of Grayson County Master Gardeners, and volunteer on community and civic advisory boards. Holds M. A. degree, has conducted corporate training, and taught writing.

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What a great idea for a book. There is much here to enjoy. It is an excellent tour and a fine way to become familar with the richness of Texas literature. (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Standard-Times )

Whether you crank up the engine of your car or prefer to travel from the comfort of an armchair, this is a book that is sure to delight Texans, travelers and readers alike. (Orange Leader )

Handy catalog of Texas culture and authorial treasure map. A trove of information, insights, judgements and lore. (Dallas Morning News )

Hundreds of book recommendations make this book a keeper. (Texas Highways )

Jessie Gunn Stephens has traversed the state finding birthplaces, settings, research libraries, and independent bookstores to earn the deserved title of Book Lover's Tour of Texas (Martin Winchester Moniter )

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