Hallelujah City Tom LaMarr “…a hectic, full-bodied account of a troubled young lady enmeshed in a bizarre religious cult…the plot is stocked with enough tension to hook readers until the chaotic, fiery climax:’ Publishers Weekly Annex University of New Mexico Press UNMPRESS.COM 800.249.7737 Monkey Wrench Books Volunteer-run, collectively operated independent book store and community space. Books on anarchism, history, eco, DIY, race/gender, politics, current events, literature and periodicals. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org 110 E. North Loop, Austin TX 512.407.6925 < OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM Lonesome Dove LL F1-7 F REV/ INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN H photographs, we have a third generation of Lonesome Dove The same creative power and conviction that allowed Larry McMurtry to transform a workaday scenario for an unpr uc e screenplay into one of the greatest novels of our time, a transformed that novel into the greatest Western movie ever made, are on display in this collection, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove is a masterpiece begot by a masterpiece begot by a masterpiece." P E RICA Wtttliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography Series Texas State Untvetsity San Marcos, Bill Warliff, Editor 112 color photos $45.00 cloth Read more about this book and view sample images otOrs., WIS'r ,-IT 13,,,,k \(,!Thofograph, fre,m 800.252.3206 www.utexaspress.com just about everything that I know of written about this area. However, I also take a lot of pride in carrying contemporary fiction and lesser-known stuff like Billy Lee Brammer's The Gay Place or John Henry Faulk's Fear on Trial. I might sell one of those books a year, but I think it's important that it's there on the bookshelf, you know?" Purposely keeping the shop a one-room operation with tasteful Southwestern decor, Moore likes the intimacy it affords her visitors. "To me, the shop's small size and my ability to interact with people make it fun," Moore says. "The bookstore is known primarily through word of mouth, and I think it's that personal relationship that's kind of hard to find these days. Going into a really large store like a Barnes & Noble is great, but I think what we have is just another step further into being able to really relate with the people:' Moore periodically hosts signings, and her biggest draw occurred when Kinky Friedman stopped by during his campaign for governor. "A friend of mine, Kim Beckwood, had heard he was going to come through Alpine on his travels around the state," Moore says. "She wrote him an e-mail saying, 'Hey Kinky, we live in Terlingua, which is about 90 miles south of there. There aren't many people here, and it's really hot right now, but gee, we'd love to see you: It turns out that he said yes. We had four days to prepare, and I rushed getting books here for the signing. I could not believe the number of people that came out of the woodwork. There were hundreds of people, some in costumes, and they were carrying silly signs for him. It was really, really fun. We presented him with a replica of the big beer opener that we keep on the wall in the trading company. It was kind of like a key to the city." Stayton Bonner is a writer in Austin. 18 THE TEXAS OBSERVER JANUARY 11, 2008
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