Lone Star Reviews / Previews

Austin’s Si Dunn reviews a biography of Amon G. Carter, Fort Worth businessman and philanthropist.

House of Stone is quickly and evenly paced until it begins coursing toward the denouement, flinging jaw-dropping twists amidst the factional, fractional, bloody birth of Zimbabwe, with mordant wit and keen characterization.

Lone Star Listens / Out and About

An interview with San Antonio poet Naomi Shihab Nye by fellow San Antonio poet Natalia Treviño, including new poems by Nye never before published. 

Lone Star Lit joined more than 7,000 librarians, 450 exhibitors, and nearly 300 authors and illustrators at the 2019 Texas Library Association Annual Conference, held April 15 through 18 in Austin.

Texas Reads / Texas Talks

Chris Christian writes about his life in music.

Sarah B. Smith tells how early-onset Alzheimer’s affected not only her mom but the entire family and close friends in her moving, spiritual account, Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Alzheimer’s.

News Briefs

When a Ghost Talks, Listen: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story (Roadrunner Press) by Tim Tingle wins middle-grade category in 2018 Reading the West Awards.

Texas celebrates Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

The Texas Book Festival (TBF) announced the winners of its 2019 Texas Library Grants at the Texas Library Association conference in Austin today. Forty-one public libraries across thirty-six Texas counties received grants totaling $100,500. 

Bexar County’s BiblioTech is launching a contest designed to reward the best independently published authors in Texas.