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When The Light GoesAuthor: Larry McMurtryCopyright: 2007Type: FictionFinished: April 27, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon Years or even decades pass between the Thalia stories of “The Last Picture Show”, “Texasville”, and “Duane’s Depressed” but only 2 weeks have passed between the previous events and “When The Light Goes”. (However, the books were published 8 …

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Duane’s DepressedAuthor: Larry McMurtryCopyright: 1999Type: FictionFinished: April 23, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon The novel opens a few years after the end of “Texasville” when Duane is 62. He comes home one afternoon, puts his pickup key in an old cracked cup and starts to walk everywhere. Everywhere. This is beyond strange in a …

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Texasville Author: Larry McMurtryCopyright: 1987Type: FictionFinished: April 12, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon Texasville picks up life in the small Texas town of Thalia about 30 years after “The Last Picture Show”. That first novel focused on Sonny, this one has his old best friend Duane in the crosshairs. Duane is an oil man …

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Pronto Author: Elmore LeonardCopyright: 1993Type: FictionFinished: April 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon Harry Arno, a bookie for the Florida mob, gets crosswise with the local boss who authorizes a hit. Raylan Givens, US Marshall, is assigned to keep Harry safe but loses him – for the second time in Raylan’s career. Raylan follows …

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Before We Were Yours Author: Lisa WingateCopyright: 2017Type: FictionFinished: January 24, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon In real life of the 1920s into the 1950s a woman named Georgia Tann ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in Memphis. From the outside it looked like Tann was performing a noble service by connecting orphans with …

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Prepared: April 4, 2020 With the Corona Virus raging around us we have been thinking “comfort food”; a nice hearty bean soup/stew was in order. I’ve made this dish at least twice before when I called it Senate Bean Soup: April 2014 and again in January 2015. I had a bag of white beans from …

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