These are books by local authors that we currently have in our store on consignment.
In 1980, the first black supervisor at a Texas Gulf Coast refinery turns up dead behind an abandoned drive-in theater. When a Texas Ranger comes to investigate, the refinery's attorney, Dan Esperson, is drawn into the investigation-and into a tangled web of racial conflict, sex, and deception. Two refinery employees are arrested for the murder.
Surviving Dresden beautifully portrays the poignant and inspiring human struggle between good and evil in the search for peace during the last bloody days of World War II.
On the ground that horrific night is a courageous young Jewish woman, Gisela Kauffmann.
When Hannah, a seventy-three-year-old widow, finds the semiconscious body of a fourteen-year-old Mexican national in a ditch along a remote central Texas road, she has no idea someone is watching. Not until the girl’s brutal attacker arrives at Hannah’s door in the middle of the night, threatening not just the girl’s but Hannah’s very survival.
Texas is one of the "birdiest" states in the nation. This book's photograph collection highlights more than 25 different species, including the great egret, roseate spoonbill, vermilion flycatcher, purple gallinule, and mockingbird (the state bird of Texas). Whether purchased as a gift or a coffee table display, "Texas Birds and Inspirational Quotes" will bring joy to any nature-loving reader.
Miguel was very happy being a duck but as hard as he tried to fit in with the other ducks, Miguel needed something more. Miguel wanted to go to Eagle School
Miguel has a hard time trying to find out who he is meant to be. He learns that even though following his dream is hard, once achieved, there is a pride and joy that no one can take away.
This anthology features forty talented writers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and other surrounding states that represent a unique part of American Culture. While this region is often misunderstood as one type of place, the Mid-South belongs to a little bit of everywhere: part Southwest, part Midwest, part South - always wild. Our area of the country is both a space of its own and part of a larger, complicated Southern world: the "Mid/South".
In this collection, poetry, short stories, and essays offer relationships to each other as well as to the natural world. Whether through vivid landscapes, family dramas, or bittersweet love stories, each piece brings more insight into what it means to be from around here.
Small town. Epic adventure.
" Pleasant Grove] kept me guessing from page one."-Ariel Stevenson, TheBookView.com
"Ominous monstery fun A ragtag group of kids trying to save the world...It's just what we need to fill that Stranger Things void."-Megan Putnam, PopReadsReviews
In the first book of the Halley Harper series, despite being named after Halley's Comet, 9 year old science-loving Halley Harper overhears someone calling her a square peg in a round hole and almost believes it to be true. Then an adventure to summer camp takes her on a journey to use her quirky love of science to turn ordinary into extraordinary.
In the second book of the Halley Harper series, Halley believes science is magic, just like her friendship with Gracelyn. Until one day they can no longer be together. How will she be able to go back to Camp Eureka without her best friend and partner in science? At camp, Halley has to confront a new mean girl and try to survive a magic chemistry show that proves to be explosive.
Science girl extraordinaire Halley Harper can't believe she is on live TV, until disaster strikes forcing her to grow up and act like the eleven year old she almost is. But why does she still feel stuck in the middle-too little for some things and too big for others? To prove how responsible she is, she offers to babysit her little brother Ben.
Miss Disaster strikes again, but now it's at the White House in front of the President of the United States Halley Harper decides that it's time to give up science forever and focus on fitting in and being popular. Meanwhile, someone steals her invention and one of her best friends goes missing. Will going back to nature help her feel like herself again?
In the final book of the series, Halley Harper's science experiment has finally made it into outer space and if successful, will change the space program forever But as always, Miss Disaster strikes again and her experiment causes the space station to lose power and go completely dark How will she save the astronauts trapped in the space station from being lost in outer space
A gripping, historical art mystery set in 1950s Cold War Manhattan full of intrigue and conspiracy, For the Minds and Wills of Men is a story of art, love, and espionage, as well layered and complex as the abstract expressionist paintings that take center stage.