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. TIV,trr” … Lost & Found IT’S TIME AGAIN FOR THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL, WHERE the latest releases leave their perches on bookshelves and nightstands to take center stage. Festivals like this allow books to briefly transcend their solitary existences and start conversations about the vital themes of our time. In this special books issue, we begin those discussions, highlighting some of the provocative books that will be on display Oct. 16 and 17 in Austin. Observer reporter Forrest Wilder takes on Robert Bryce’s contrarian dissec tion of alternative energy, Power Hungry. David Montejano writes the personal story behind his book on Chicano politics in Texas, Quixote’s Soldiers. Joe Lansdale explores the roots of his East Texas > photo by Lance Rosenfield