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Behind The Pine Curtain

Author : Gerri Hill
ISBN : 9781594937545
Genre : Fiction
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Jacqueline Keys was ostracized from her small hometown of Pine Springs, Texas when she was seventeen, sent away because she was gay. Her family was the largest employer in the county, owning Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was mayor of this small town. Her mother could not accept the fact that her only child was gay, could not tolerate the gossip about her family. So, with a hundred dollars in her pocket and a one-way bus ticket out of town, Jacqueline was told not to come back until she had come to her senses. And that included being prepared to marry the son of a business associate of the family. Fifteen years later—long after she'd hitch-hiked to Los Angeles, long after she'd worked nights to put herself through college, and long after she'd written her first best seller, No Place For Family—Jacqueline is persuaded to go back to the tiny town of Pine Springs after her father's death. The quick trip she'd envisioned for the funeral turns into weeks as she learns her father's business is suddenly hers to manage. And she is also again face-to-face with the woman who, as a teen, had been Jackie's first crush. She and Kay had been inseparable as kids, and later as teens. They find themselves falling back into their old habits, and Jackie is soon fighting the same feelings she'd had when she was seventeen. But living behind the pine curtain, Kay is afraid of her love for Jackie, afraid of what her family will say, afraid of how the town will react. Jackie refuses to hide, refuses to crawl back into the closet, so once again, she leaves Pine Springs...alone.
Category: Fiction

East Texas

Author : Michael Dougan
ISBN : 0941104257
Genre : Humor
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Category: Humor

East Texas Troubles

Author : Jody Edward Ginn
ISBN : 9780806165790
Genre : History
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When the gun smoke cleared, four men were found dead at the hardware store in a rural East Texas town. But this December 1934 shootout was no anomaly. San Augustine County had seen at least three others in the previous three years, and these murders in broad daylight were only the latest development in the decade-long rule of the criminal McClanahan-Burleson gang. Armed with handguns, Jim Crow regulations, and corrupt special Ranger commissions from infamous governors “Ma” and “Pa” Ferguson, the gang racketeered and bootlegged its way into power in San Augustine County, where it took up robbing and extorting local black sharecroppers as its main activity. After the hardware store shootings, white community leaders, formerly silenced by fear of the gang’s retribution, finally sought state intervention. In 1935, fresh-faced, newly elected governor James V. Allred made good on his promise to reform state law enforcement agencies by sending a team of qualified Texas Rangers to San Augustine County to investigate reports of organized crime. In East Texas Troubles, historian Jody Edward Ginn tells of their year-and-a-half-long cleanup of the county, the inaugural effort in Governor Allred’s transformation of the Texas Rangers into a professional law enforcement agency. Besides foreshadowing the wholesale reform of state law enforcement, the Allred Rangers’ investigative work in San Augustine marked a rare close collaboration between white law enforcement officers and black residents. Drawing on firsthand accounts and the sworn testimony of black and white residents in the resulting trials, Ginn examines the consequences of such cooperation in a region historically entrenched in racial segregation. In this story of a rural Texas community’s resurrection, Ginn reveals a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawmen and black residents of the Jim Crow South.
Category: History

The Dallas Women S Guide To Gold Digging With Pride

Author : Jennifer Ross
ISBN : 9780307483515
Genre : Fiction
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“Here, in the land of conspicuous consumption, marriage isn’t considered a lifelong commitment. It’s the ultimate accessory.” –from The Dallas Women’s Guide to Gold-Digging with Pride Jennifer Barton’s life has veered 180 degrees. A transplanted New Yorker now in a Lone Star state of mind, she’s ditched her urban hipster look for the waxed, Botoxed, and blond glow of the Dallas women she now walks among and mingles with. Jenny’s mission: to be in “tall cotton,” which in Texan husband-hunting terms means sporting a major rock on your finger and seeing the prenup torn up before you walk down the aisle. But learning the local lingo is only the tip of the cactus for Jenny, who is used to picking men based on attraction and long-term compatibility, not net assets. No matter that in Dallas, a husband is “like a Hermès bag or a Chanel coat, a good investment that will mature over time. If he no longer fits, you can trade up to a more luxurious model.” To Aimee, Jenny’s pretty-as-a-beauty queen roommate (and an expert gold-digger), marrying for material worth is gospel–she’s already successfully managed her first divorce and is on the lookout for husband number two. Jenny has laughed off Aimee’s ideas on flirting and courting (“Never directly engage a man you’re interested in”), but after catching her boyfriend cheating and listening to her mother’s constant laments over her lack of grandchildren, Jenny reconsiders Aimee’s businesslike approach to marriage: plan, strategize, conquer. Under Aimee’s guidance, Jenny finds herself grocery shopping in stilettos, attending skeet shoots and rattlesnake hunts, and traversing the ultimate husband-hunting ground–a Baptist wedding. But in between secretly decoding her targets’ e-mail passwords and breaking into potential mates’ houses to figure out what their interests are, Jenny wonders if love ever enters into the deal. Welcome to Dallas, where the higher the hair the closer to God. Grab the steer by the horns and sharpen your nails, J. C. Conklin’s hilariously funny debut novel will have you going Texas wild! From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Range Bucket List

Author : James Dodson
ISBN : 9781476746715
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"From beloved golf writer James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate and the only two-time winner of the USGA's Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year, The Range Bucket List is a funny, intimate, nostalgic journey of self and sport that introduces readers to the most revered courses and personalities in the game as the legendary author completes his golfing "bucket list.""--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mamma Mia Americans Invade Italy

Author : Stephanie Chance
ISBN : 9781490836973
Genre : Travel
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This book contains hilarious, hair-raising, and true stories of what Americans do in Italy. Hop aboard with Stephani Chance and her Sicilian papa Tony Filaci for the most magical and fairytale adventures of your life as they take you to Italy and beyond. After fourteen-plus years of taking groups of Americans to Italy twice a year, Stephani finally shares some of the "true stories" of what the Americans experience on her Italy tours. These true and unbelievable adventures will take you on a ride like no other. You will be speechless as she takes you to hidden jewels inside the remote parts of Sicily and, while holding on tightly, you zigzag to amazing places all over Italy. You will eat with family and friends for the Last Harvest of the Grapes and dine with a genuine count in the rolling hills of Tuscany. You will laugh until you cannot anymore, and then you will stand in awe when she takes you inside places that existed before Christ; such as Little Jerusalem, located in a remote area of Italy. Come on--hop aboard with Stephani, ride with the Americans off the tourist paths, and stay in fairytale places that will remind you of stories such as Jack in the Bean Stalk. Hang on to your seat as you explode with every imaginable emotion that will surely ricochet from hilarious laughter to spellbound tears. While you're still begging for more, Stephani will take you behind the "pine curtain" of East Texas, and reveal an intimate look at how the flip of a magazine page moved her out of the legal world into this life of travel and adventure.
Category: Travel

Pineywoods Summer Haiku

Author : Judith Lauter
ISBN : 9781493173709
Genre : Poetry
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Pineywoods Summer Haiku, by poet and neuroscientist Judith Lauter, provides a photographic and poetic experience of a midsummer’s day deep in the pine forests of East Texas, in and around the college town of Nacogdoches. The area is well-known to naturalists as a fascinating intersection of five major bioecological regions – prairies, deserts, tropics, swamps, and forests – and thus unique for its amazing diversity of plants and animals. In this book of color photos paired with insightful, graceful haiku poems, the reader can explore the color, life, and energy of summer “behind the pine curtain” in the gardens, forests, and lakes of the East-Texas pineywoods.
Category: Poetry

Deep In The Heart

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ISBN : 0979442028
Genre : Gay teenagers
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Author recounts her struggle to reconcile her longing for same-sex companionship with her Southern Baptist upbringing as a teenager in rural East Texas in the mid-20th century.
Category: Gay teenagers

Forged Of A Hotter Fire

Author : Bob Wheeler
ISBN : 9780595290772
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From building fences to scoring touchdowns to making sales calls, the author shows you how everything in your life is a chance to show what you're made of, and these Texas tales of little league lessons and corporate challenges will show you how to excel the Lone Star way, with pride and determination. Reads like a backyard chat with that neighbor you always go to for advice, and is a must for any coach, teacher, parent, or employer. Wheeler spins yarns about everything from trips with Grandpa to boardroom fracases that will inspire you to win the game on the field, in the classroom, or in the courthouse, and you just might have enough fun reading it that you won't realize you're learning until you're done.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit