Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are


This morning, subscribers to the Lone Star Literary Life weekly newsletter got a surprise bonus newsletter that included an exclusive sneak peek at the August Texas Books Preview. Eleven of the more than seventy Texas-related books publishing in August were highlighted. This is the first of our subscriber-only content we'll be sharing several times each month. Not a subscriber? Click here—it’s free!


Watch for the full August Texas Books Preview in the Sunday, August 2 issue of Lone Star Literary Life. Here's what to expect:


The dog days of summer have arrived, making themselves comfortable in whatever shade they can find across the Lone Star State. The plague has made itself comfortable, too, and what better mental and emotional vacation is there than a great book? As Mason Cooley said, “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” So, where can we go with August Texas books? Nineteenth-century London or Alaska; art galleries or a drive-in theater; the llano estacado or the Gulf of Mexico; a Louisiana bayou or a Florida beach; a haunted hotel or Texas cemeteries—even the moon.


In these uncertain times, we can be certain of the bookish goodness delivered by Lone Star Lit. ¡Salud!


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