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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tripfiction visits Texas

The American elections came and went, Dallas, the TV show has come and gone, we thought, how about taking our readers over to Texas for a jolly good read.. Enjoy! Click on the cover if you want to find out more. You can purchase via TF (click on the cover) or find the novels in your book store.

Stardust by Carla Stewart is set in Texas of the 1950s. Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband's mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who's tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia's past.

Lone Star Noir by Bobby and Johnny Byrd - One can drive around Texas for a long time and never meet J.R. Ewing or Woodrow McCall. The real Texas hides out in towns and cities like those that readers will find in these stories. In that very Texan reality, among the everyday good folks of the state, readers will find the hard-boiled understanding of guns, dope, blood money, greed, hatred and delusion that makes these 14 stories come alive on the page.

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Linda Rutledge. Faith Bass Darling is the sole occupant of the family mansion in Bass, Texas. She is succumbing to Alzheimers and on the last day of 1999 hears the voice of God and starts hauling the family antiques out of her Victorian mansion and holds a garage sale on her front lawn. Her life is told in a series of flashbacks, family losses are movingly and sensitively told.
"The trials of people in a small Texas town are vividly captured in this beautiful first novel"

Share with us in the Comments Box below, any novels you know of that capture the heart of Texas. We'd love to hear from you and we need you to help us build TripFiction into a really top resource for travellers.

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