A Book Hunter's Journal provides a review of VALLEYSONG: An Anthology Echoing the Rhythm and Cadence of Life in the Rio Grande Valley by the Texas Rio Writers. The review begins with a colorful title:
Of Pollitos, Life, Swimming Holes & H.E.B.: The Echos of the Rio Grande Valley
"The most important thing in any culture is stories, a history. Folklore that is passed from father to son across generations are essential. I don't know where I would be had it not been for the "camp fire" stories from my grandfather, or those moralistic tales told by my grandmother. Valleysong is a collection of such stories, essays that remember the past of looking toward the future.
And that is where my crux begins. How can both appreciate and frown upon a book?" Read more of the review at