The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Red Dirt and Sand Hill Stories

Writers hone skills with help from peers

Newsboy photo/ Sharon Kerr ALENE DUNN will soon have a book on library shelves with her name on it. Red Dirt and Sand Hill Stories are based on hers recollections of growing up in East Texas in the 1950's,"based on some measure of truth" and imagination.
"When Alene Dunn's book, Red Dirt and Sand Hill Stories, comes out in the fall she will be the newest published book author in the Sabine Neches Writers Guild."
"It's a lot of work. I had this collection of stories, and then I had to put in into the format the publisher wanted," Dunn said. "It's a collection of stories about growing up in the 1950's in East Texas that will bring back special memories to its readers."
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Better check your genealogies and find out if she's talking about you.  Get your stories straight.
Readers may wish to read and compare Alene Dunn with Mary Karr's Liar's Club, also a childhood memoir althought based nearer Beaumont and Horton Foote's Farewell, his childhood memoir of Wharton, just northwest of Houston.

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