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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.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Black Water Rising - Locke

"This Thriller's Cold War is Racial," a review  By CHARLES McGRATH
Published: July 1, 2009 in the New York Times
Review begins:  "Attica Locke's first novel, "Black Water Rising," which Janet Maslin called "subtle and compelling" in The New York Times, is an even better book than its author had in mind. "I intended to just write a slick little thriller," Ms. Locke said last week, stopping in New York at the end of a book tour before heading home to Los Angeles. "But then my unconscious led me to the soul of the book, and it got a lot better."   READ more at

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