Six more locally produced books are newly available to download on BARD. There are now more than 1,600 Texas titles on BARD!
Award-winning fiction and nonfiction titles, spanning the Panhandle and the Rio Grande Valley, highlight these new arrivals. Sonoran Desert chases, haunted houses in the English countryside, and vigilante Texas justice add a dash of intrigue, while Nolan Ryan brings the heat.
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BLESSED ASSURANCE: AT HOME WITH THE BOMB IN AMARILLO, TEXAS by A. G. Mojtabai (DBC 24951)
Pantex, the final assembly plant for all nuclear weapons in the United States, is in Amarillo, Texas. This account of the way fundamentalist Christians and antinuclear activists in Amarillo feel about Pantex, nuclear bombs, and the future of the human race was named a Notable Book in 1986 by the New York Times, and won that year’s Lillian Smith Award for the best nonfiction book on the South.
DETACHMENT FAULT: A FRANKIE MACFARLANE MYSTERY by Susan Cummins (DBC 26434)
After the murderous rigors of her Ph.D. field research, Frankie MacFarlane was happy to be settling down in her native Tucson, house-sitting the family home and teaching geology at Foothills Community College. Little did she imagine that a brief fishing trip to Mexico with her brother Jamie and his girlfriend, Carla, could entangle her in a string of murder, mythology, and international intrigue. Nonetheless, Frankie responds in true form. Noticing every nuance of her surroundings, both natural and manmade, Frankie skids through a heart-stopping and unforgettable chase from the Sea of Cortez to Tucson’s Sabino Canyon. Some violence. 2004.
FIGHTING MARLOWS: MEN WHO WOULDN’T BE LYNCHED by Glenn Shirley (DBC 26272)
This true story significantly documents late 19th century law enforcement in the Southwest. Tried in 1888 for rustling and murder, the Marlow brothers were tried by public opinion and betrayed by the law officials responsible for their safety. Their story is as lurid as any fiction. Violence. For adult readers. The Marlow brothers were the inspiration for the John Wayne film, ‘The Sons of Katie Elder.”
FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK by Georgette Heyer (DBC 26433)
Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not alone after all. Some violence and some strong language. 1932.
KLAIL CITY: A NOVEL by Rolando Hinojosa (DBC 24989)
Rolando Hinojosa is the best known and most prolific of Hispanic novelists; Klail City in its Spanish version won Latin America’s most prestigious literary award, Casa de las Americas. The pivotal novel in Hinojosa’s continuing saga, Klail City deals with power and race relationships in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Strong language.
MIRACLE MAN: NOLAN RYAN, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Nolan Ryan (DBC 26249)
Texan Nolan Ryan is one of the all-time baseball greats whose career records may not even be matched in his lifetime. Here, Ryan speaks out on controversial issues for the first time, revealing his views on marriage and family, moral values, today’s work ethic, politics, opponents, and teammates. For adult readers.