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The Resource State lines, compiled and edited by Ken Hammond ; foreword by Leon Hale ; illustrations by Rolf Laub

State lines, compiled and edited by Ken Hammond ; foreword by Leon Hale ; illustrations by Rolf Laub

Label
State lines
Title
State lines
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Ken Hammond ; foreword by Leon Hale ; illustrations by Rolf Laub
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "There is a universality of humankind," writes one of the authors of the lines within this book. "A little town in South Texas is the same as a little town in John Donne's England. . . ." And so it is that these stories of moments and scenes and events in the state of Texas transcend the state lines and represent a state of mind. Colorful characters and ordinary folk alike fill the small towns and city streets of these fifty-two vignettes, which unfold with humor
  • Houston Chronicle columnist Leon Hale's wry foreword will tell you why we shouldn't have done that
  • Magazine, Sunday magazine of the Houston Chronicle. Texas is an underlying element in all of them - "not flashy and intrusive," editor Ken Hammond tells us, "but there." Grounded in personal experience, each story goes beyond the commonplace, to make a point and offer depth. The provocative lines of Rolf Laub's art add a twist-of-lemon humor that makes this collection a treasure not to be passed up. There. We've described the treasure without once using the word essay
  • Poignance, understatement, or stark relief. The elements of real life emerge in the stories of childhood and growing up, of getting old and dying, of walking on ancestral lands and carving names in towering tree trunks, of high-school-prank blocking of traffic in a slower-paced Houston, of bookmobiles, remembered pets, and pecan pie. These superbly crafted pieces, by various authors, represent the best of the nonfiction columns of State Lines, a weekly feature of Texas
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F391.2
LC item number
.S7 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Wardlaw book
Label
State lines, compiled and edited by Ken Hammond ; foreword by Leon Hale ; illustrations by Rolf Laub
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Selection of nonfiction columns from State lines, a weekly feature of Texas magazine, the Sunday supplement to the Houston chronicle
Contents
In Defense of the Essay -- A Foreword / Leon Hale -- Preface / Ken Hammond -- He Always Comes Home, in Memory / Allen Wier -- A Child's Growth Rings / Bobbye S. Wicke -- When King Kong Was Young / Bob Lee -- Ringing of the Bell Never Ends / Lionel G. Garcia -- Snakes, Snobs, and Sanctuary / Steven Barthelme -- When Junior Grew Up / Adelaide Ferguson -- Ritual of the Reading / Rachel Herrera Reed -- Mornings of Tears, Blue Jays / Thom Marshall -- For Mr. Turtle, and Others / Marion Winik -- The Widow Who Lived on the Hill / Edward Swift -- A Mission Completed for Doll / Sunny Nash -- Punching the Bag of Happiness / Lionel G. Garcia -- The Boy Who Saved Pecan Pie / Michael Berryhill -- A Boy and His Stick Horse / Bob Lee -- The Books of Summer / Margaret Symmank -- Traffic Rogues of Richmond / Rick Bass -- Arms and the Man / David Theis -- The Almost Unbeatable Long Shots / C.C. Risenhoover -- Leaky Roofs and New Beginnings / William Cobb -- A Father's Legacy of Land / Teresa Kyle Cage -- Trees Rooted in Time / Michael Hargraves -- Beaches: A Door into Childhood / Barbara Karkabi -- Field Trip / Naomi Shihab Nye -- A View from a Catwalk / Barbara Wilson Shallue -- Stooping to Earn a Dollar / Ben Ezzell -- The Last Time I Saw Elissa / Gunnar Hansen -- And a Side Order of Courage / William Cobb -- A Call and Then, a Duel / Charles Clawson -- Hardy's Blind Rattler / Evan Moore -- On Being Mistaken for a Tree / Jim Langdon -- Alone with a Lion / Maria Moss -- The Woman Who Dated Lawrence Welk / Thom Marshall -- Dixon and the Snowbird / Kathy Pierce -- This Is Not My Beautiful House / Marion Winik -- A Date with the Last Houston Princess / Bob Lee -- Ambrose, Mother, and Magic / Evan Moore -- Dialogue with a River Rat / Richard Stewart -- View from the Third Ward / Charles Clawson -- We All Walk on Bones / Naomi Shihab Nye -- A Place to Call Home / Martha A. Howard -- Walter and the Sharks / Pete Barthelme -- Deja Vu and Old Deceits / Billy Porterfield -- The Ghost That Lives Within / Evan Moore -- Good Ol' Tolie / H.R. Bratton -- Stopping by a Town in Texas / Ben Ezzell -- Prying into the Secrets of a Dead House / Bobbye S. Wicke -- Feelings of Guilt over Aunt Lucile / Irl Mowery -- Taking Care of Birdie / Martha Boethel -- Secrets of an Unquiet House / Tee Lurry -- Monty Comes Home / H.R. Bratton -- Bury Me in the Country / Jennifer King Moody -- Hellfire in a Can of Paint / T. Lurry Roberts
Control code
27814735
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780890965573
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93003512
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
State lines, compiled and edited by Ken Hammond ; foreword by Leon Hale ; illustrations by Rolf Laub
Publication
Note
Selection of nonfiction columns from State lines, a weekly feature of Texas magazine, the Sunday supplement to the Houston chronicle
Contents
In Defense of the Essay -- A Foreword / Leon Hale -- Preface / Ken Hammond -- He Always Comes Home, in Memory / Allen Wier -- A Child's Growth Rings / Bobbye S. Wicke -- When King Kong Was Young / Bob Lee -- Ringing of the Bell Never Ends / Lionel G. Garcia -- Snakes, Snobs, and Sanctuary / Steven Barthelme -- When Junior Grew Up / Adelaide Ferguson -- Ritual of the Reading / Rachel Herrera Reed -- Mornings of Tears, Blue Jays / Thom Marshall -- For Mr. Turtle, and Others / Marion Winik -- The Widow Who Lived on the Hill / Edward Swift -- A Mission Completed for Doll / Sunny Nash -- Punching the Bag of Happiness / Lionel G. Garcia -- The Boy Who Saved Pecan Pie / Michael Berryhill -- A Boy and His Stick Horse / Bob Lee -- The Books of Summer / Margaret Symmank -- Traffic Rogues of Richmond / Rick Bass -- Arms and the Man / David Theis -- The Almost Unbeatable Long Shots / C.C. Risenhoover -- Leaky Roofs and New Beginnings / William Cobb -- A Father's Legacy of Land / Teresa Kyle Cage -- Trees Rooted in Time / Michael Hargraves -- Beaches: A Door into Childhood / Barbara Karkabi -- Field Trip / Naomi Shihab Nye -- A View from a Catwalk / Barbara Wilson Shallue -- Stooping to Earn a Dollar / Ben Ezzell -- The Last Time I Saw Elissa / Gunnar Hansen -- And a Side Order of Courage / William Cobb -- A Call and Then, a Duel / Charles Clawson -- Hardy's Blind Rattler / Evan Moore -- On Being Mistaken for a Tree / Jim Langdon -- Alone with a Lion / Maria Moss -- The Woman Who Dated Lawrence Welk / Thom Marshall -- Dixon and the Snowbird / Kathy Pierce -- This Is Not My Beautiful House / Marion Winik -- A Date with the Last Houston Princess / Bob Lee -- Ambrose, Mother, and Magic / Evan Moore -- Dialogue with a River Rat / Richard Stewart -- View from the Third Ward / Charles Clawson -- We All Walk on Bones / Naomi Shihab Nye -- A Place to Call Home / Martha A. Howard -- Walter and the Sharks / Pete Barthelme -- Deja Vu and Old Deceits / Billy Porterfield -- The Ghost That Lives Within / Evan Moore -- Good Ol' Tolie / H.R. Bratton -- Stopping by a Town in Texas / Ben Ezzell -- Prying into the Secrets of a Dead House / Bobbye S. Wicke -- Feelings of Guilt over Aunt Lucile / Irl Mowery -- Taking Care of Birdie / Martha Boethel -- Secrets of an Unquiet House / Tee Lurry -- Monty Comes Home / H.R. Bratton -- Bury Me in the Country / Jennifer King Moody -- Hellfire in a Can of Paint / T. Lurry Roberts
Control code
27814735
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780890965573
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93003512
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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