Robert Leleux

Robert Leleux
Contributing writer Robert Leleux is the author of two books, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy and The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving.

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Remembering Nadine Eckhardt (1931-2018)

by | Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm CST
Culture

In Search of – The Great Opportunity’

After reading Michel Stone’s The Iguana Tree, you may never think of The American Dream the same way again. For Hector and Lilia, the protagonists of Stone’s spare and striking debut novel, that dream—of immigrating to the United States, of … Read More

Books

Afghanistan’s Freedom Writers

In 2009, American novelist and journalist Masha Hamilton founded the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP), a nonprofit that recently published its first collection of poems and essays, The Sky Is a Nest of Swallows. Written by 25 of the nearly … Read More

Books

Is It God or Alzheimer’s?

Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale is reminiscent of the early works of Larry McMurtry and Edward Swift. Set in a small Texas town on the final day of the 20th century, Lynda Rutledge’s debut novel amounts to a feminist … Read More

Culture

Harbury’s Fight for Human Rights

To read Jennifer Harbury’s books is to chart her progress toward becoming one of this nation’s most esteemed agitators. Almost 30 years ago, this Harvard-educated attorney made her first trip from Texas to Guatemala as a human rights observer. The … Read More

Culture

An Intimate Chronicle of Dixie

Mary Boykin Chesnut’s A Diary from Dixie is among America’s most morally conflicting literary masterpieces—and now, thanks to her great-great grandniece, Martha M. Daniels, it’s finally been restored to its original, disquieting glory. A wry bon vivant of Charleston’s planter … Read More

Culture

A Prophet and a Liar

“Holy Ghost Girl”, a new memoir by Donna M. Johnson, tells the remarkable story of the author’s childhood among the followers of Brother David Terrell, the last of the great tent-revival preachers of the fabled Sawdust Trail, an evangelical circuit … Read More

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Blythe Spirit

Like the rest of us, Blythe Young-the leading lady of Sarah Bird’s wicked satire How Perfect Is That-has been royally screwed by the Bushes, although on a fairly more intimate level. Pardon me, not by the Bushes, by the Dixes. … Read More

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Out in East Texas

In Search of Edward Swift.

I discovered Edward Swift-the Texas writer who made me love the place I’m from-after moving from Huntsville to New York City. At the time, I was struggling to write a comedy on the unlikely subject of growing up gay in … Read More

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Politics & Prose with Elizabeth Hailey

When Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey-that classy, classic-penning author of the trailblazing A Woman of Independent Means-told me over dinner in Los Angeles last January that she’d recently devoted herself to anti-war work, I remembered Ann Richards. And that of the many … Read More

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