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Title Writing on the wind : an anthology of West Texas women writers / edited by Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Laura Payne Butler, and Jacqueline Kolosov
Published Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, [2005]
©2005
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Contents Preface / Jacqueline Kolosov -- Introduction / Lou Rodenberger -- Writing llano / Shelley Armitage -- Be all right / Lisa Sandlin -- The scent of water / Barney Nelson -- Making place / Susan Tomlinson -- Place and grace / Sherry Craven -- Almost like rain / Toni Jensen -- The chronicles of Toad--West Texas / Joyce Roach -- Indignities, a memoir / Sandra Scofield -- It's three o'clock in the morning / Laura Payne Butler -- The summer my engine died / Monica Teresa Ortiz -- Fast women and naked legs / Sharon Denise Miller -- West Texas journal / Carol Coffee Reposa -- Elizabeth Boyle (Aunt Hank) Smith, the Scottish lassie who became a West Texas legend / Janet Neugebauer -- The art of dipping candles / Judy Alter -- Waiting for Gideon Prince / Pat Carr -- Cash and doll's golden anniversary / Donna Walker-Nixon -- To reap, to thresh / Jan Epton Seale -- Box Canyon / Jewel Mogan -- How I got into trouble and the mistakes I made / Carmen Tafolla -- Gold stars and silver wings / Betty Wiesepape -- Welcome to Magdalena / Shirley Sullivan -- Nell Peterson's right hand man / Kelly Teague Smith -- Lisa and her brothers / Laurie Champion -- Road signs / Jill Patterson -- Only connect / Jacqueline Kolosov
Summary The vast, disparate region called West Texas is both sparsely populated and scarcely recognized. Yet it has given voice to a surprising number of women writers who have left more than a faint impression on its hardscrabble terrain and consciousness. These writers do much more than evoke the land and its celebrated skies. Often with humor and always with empathy, they manage to peg nearly every West Texas experience, including how West Texans respond to hardships, blessings, friendships, loneliness, tragedy, and yes, even sandstorms. The short stories and essays in this collection, through a strong emphasis on individual triumphs and failures, remind West Texans of their heritage and share with all readers an understanding of what it means to live in the endless space these authors know so well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272) and index
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Subject American literature -- Women authors.
American literature -- Texas -- West.
Women -- Texas -- West -- Literary collections.
Texas, West -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Butler, Laura Payne.
Kolosov, Jacqueline A.
Rodenberger, Lou Halsell.
ISBN 1281093459
1423762738 (electronic bk.)
9781281093455
9781423762737 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)