Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, a 2014 Dobie Paisano Fellow who lives in Austin, captures the flawed but fascinating humanity of the extended Arteaga family: five children and seven grandchildren of kidnapped family patriarch José Victoriano.
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For much of Migratory Animals, Specht’s entangled friends behave like the pack of coyotes, taking “almost no notice of one another … an apathetic partnership of utility.” But as their wounds pile up, they seek—and find—comfort through reconciliation.
The Purse Bearer revolves around a central character, Wily T. Foxx, who is given the opportunity to quit his job collecting animal carcasses for the Texas Highway Department and go to work on the 1980 gubernatorial campaign of Rose Marie “Red” Ryder.
How much of our lives are choice, and how much chance? With Monday, Monday, Elizabeth Crook taps into the truth that the answer is some of both.
Cynthia Bond’s debut novel leaves the reader dirty, her words clinging to your eyes, your hands and your heart as if you have just stood naked, battered and raw in a dust storm of them.
The Texas Observer reviews Greg Baxter’s new novel, The Apartment.
Philipp Meyer, whose story “You Are Right Here” appeared in the Observer’s 2011 books issue, is on a roll lately. His second novel, The […]
When Larry McMurtry agreed in 2011 to guest-judge The Texas Observer’s first short story contest, we at the magazine were thrilled: what better name […]
The Observer’s periodic round-up of recent and forthcoming books by Texas authors, on Texas presses, or about Texas topics.