Spotlight on Texas Books – The Homesteader and Monuments

Here are two new books recorded by staff and volunteers in the Texas Talking Book Program recording studio:

Cover to Homesteader bok. Picture of field with a single house.HOMESTEADER

By Jack Ballas

Narrated by Cindy Johnson. Monitored by Stephanie Childs.(2005)

Settlers on the plains of the Lone Star state are being brutally attacked and driven off their rightful claims and hardened Texas Ranger Trey Bonner is on a mission to find the man behind the marauding. Going undercover, Bonner acquires a plot of land and announces his plans to build a house, hoping to draw out his quarry.

Cover of Monuments book. Looks like wooden scaffolding.MONUMENTS: THE SANDHILL CHRONICLES
By Clay Reynolds

DT 7014

Narrated by Linda Fox. Monitored by Becky Smith.(2000)

Fourteen-year-old Hugh Rudd had his summer planned: mow lawns, practice baseball, buy a new mountain bike, get ready for high school. But the Burlington Northern Railroad’s determination to demolish the Hendershot Grocery Warehouse, a symbol of Hugh’s small Texas home town since the turn of the century, makes Hugh reexamine his plans. Contains strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence.

TBP patrons can order these books by calling 1-800-252-9605 or emailing