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Bonney's Place

Hale ,Leon

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ISBN 10: 0940672014 / ISBN 13: 9780940672017
Published by Shearer Pub, U.S.A., 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition Thus. Fine/Fine. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Book is tight and square with clean, compact text-block edges. Appears to be unread. Insribed by the author "For Julie. All my best, Leon Hale." DJ is equally pristine, fresh and bright with the original ($12,95) price intact. Bookseller Inventory # 000347

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Title: Bonney's Place

Publisher: Shearer Pub, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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When Johnny Lancaster comes into Bonney's Place, he hopes to find answers. Somebody stole a sum of money from his father and he wants retribution. At least, he wants the money back. It's his inheritance. And it surely looks as though the person doing the stealing was Bonney McCamey himself, except Bonney's not the type of person to steal from an old man, is he? Johnny decides to hang around awhile and find out.

What Johnny discovers—along with the limits of his personal endurance—is that passing judgment is a perilous endeavor. This Texas tavern and the unforgettable characters for whom it provides recreation and, in some cases a reason for living, reflect a far more complex reality than Johnny had anticipated. And in the person of Bonney himself, Johnny finds a man who is more than capable of stretching small truths and shading small sins, in order to prevent a larger miscarriage of justice.

This classic novel immerses the reader in a richly layered and vivid assemblage of rural Texas characters such as Rose- Mama, Turnip, Slat, Samuel Wilkerson Hobbs, Jr., and, of course, Bonney himself. Often hilariously funny, Bonney's Place is a world of obvious weaknesses, enduring strengths, and the many small exaltations of life.

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LEON HALE is the author of ten books, including two novels; four column collections, including regional bestseller Home Spun; and an award-winning memoir, Paper Hero. He has won the Lon Tinkle lifetime achievement award and Jesse H. Jones best novel award from the Texas Institute of Letters, along with numerous column writing awards from the Headliners Foundation, United Press International, and the Associated Press. Hale writes a thrice-weekly personal essay column for the Houston Chronicle and divides his time between Houston, Washington County, Texas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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