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Hometown Texas

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In Hometown Texas, journalist Joe Holley and photographer Peter Brown explore--through words and images--the people and landscapes of small-town Texas. Brown and Holley are interested in place and what makes people who they are. With particular interest in how people take the hand they've been dealt--fate, family, circumstance, luck--and craft a life for themselves, the ...more
Published November 7th 2017 by Maverick Books
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Corinne Holloway
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The images do a great job showing snippets of the still-wild and always familiar towns of Texas and the stories are engaging, sometimes historical, and very worth the read. Some of my favorite stories were about the towns in the Panhandle of Texas—mainly because I lived there and have been to those places. The Italian Renaissance in Umbarger was spot-on from what I learned while helping to restore those murals as a WTAMU art student and the story about Route 66 and the Golden Light also struck ...more
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Joe Holley, with photographs by Peter Brown
Hometown Texas
Maverick Books
Hardcover, 978-1-5953-4807-7 (also available as an e-book), 304 pgs., $32.50
November 7, 2017

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Peter Brown has photographed the open landscape and small towns of the Great Plains for the past twenty-five years. He is the author of Seasons of Light, On the Plains and the recently published West of Last Chance, a collaboration with the novelist Kent Haruf which won the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His work has been collected by The Menil Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MoMA ...more
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