Monday, January 26, 2009

Lone Star Reading, Take Two

I recently pointed to a list of Texas-related books. Well, in her review of Bryan Burrough's new book, The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, Mimi Swartz begins with this:
It may be hard for outsiders to accept, but there is, in fact, a Texas canon. Opinions vary, but my list would include T. R. Fehrenbach's "Lone Star," John Bainbridge's "Super Americans," John Graves's "Goodbye to a River," Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove" and his nonfiction classic "In a Narrow Grave," certain Molly Ivins columns, the Texas portions of Willie Morris's "North Toward Home," Billy Lee Brammer's "Gay Place," Tommy Thompson’s vastly underrated "Blood and Money" and Edna Ferber's "Giant."


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