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My Life in France by Julia Child
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Hell on Wheels Five by Jean Starnes
Hell on Wheels Five
by Jean Starnes
read in January, 2008
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I had no idea there were so many books with the same title, Hell on Wheels. Jean Starnes' book is an account of her life in a wheelchair. She was nurtured by parents who never let her believe that she was unable to accomplish as much as her siblings ...more
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The Time It Never Rained by Elmer Kelton
The Time It Never Rained
by Elmer Kelton
recommended for: Those who like true west stories told with honest portrayals of its characters.
read in January, 2002
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My favorite Kelton book so far. It is my favorite because I lived in west Texas through this time of drought and the book is a real portrayal of life in that historic time.
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Claytie by Mike Cochran
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Clayton Williams (Claytie) is a Texas treasure. This biography is an honest and very delightful glimpse into his very colorful life as a West Texas wildcatter. He has never tried to hide his failings in life and they are described accurately in this ...more
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Sauntering by Suzanne O'Bryan
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When I began reading "Sauntering", I just could not put it down until the last page turned. I resented the time taken away from my reading by mundane life things, like sleeping, eating and doing those other necessary chores. If I had only a tenth of ...more
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The Kitchen Tree by Suzanne O'Bryan
The Kitchen Tree
by Suzanne O'Bryan
recommended for: Any one who enjoys truth told well
read in January, 2006
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The beginnings of this story would compare well with Picasso’s “Blue Period”. Suzanne is in a deep funk due to the never ending drought, which has caused her to sell all of her livestock. In spite of her good intentions to remain aloof concerning the ...more
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Crossing Rio Pecos by Patrick Dearen
Crossing Rio Pecos
by Patrick Dearen (Goodreads Author)
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I read this book quickly to learn about Patrick's interview with my husband's uncle Tyson Midkiff. I need to re-read it for pleasure, because the history of West Texas is a fascinating read and those stories are best told by someone who knows the are ...more
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Perseverance by Patrick Dearen
Perseverance
by Patrick Dearen (Goodreads Author)
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This book had a very good moral message. We never know how many lives we have influenced without even being aware. It addition to its moral value, the book is a good read.
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I haven't yet read your latest book but I look forward to purchasing it when we join for a book signing at Haley Library in Midland, Texas on
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