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Cancelled: Alan Jacobs, Breaking Bread With the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind

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Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University. He has published fifteen books and writes for publications such as The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Christian Century, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781984878403
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Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

“At a time when many Americans . . . are engaged in deep reflection about the meaning of the nation's history [this] is an exceptionally useful companion for those who want to do so with honesty and integrity.” Shelf Awareness


Henry Cisneros, The Texas Triangle An Emerging Power in the Global Economy

Henry Cisneros, formerly mayor of San Antonio, served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration, 1993–97. He is chairman of American Triple I, an infrastructure investment firm. David Hendricks recently retired after more than 40 years with the San Antonio Express-News, where he had been a business editor and columnist. J. H.

The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History #27) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781648430091
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - May 17th, 2021

This important new study examines the intricately linked phenomena of interwoven population growth, economic power, quality education, business leadership, and fiscal significance as exemplified in the “Texas Triangle,” a network of metropolitan complexes that are reshaping the destiny of Texas and adding a strong pinnacle in the global system of economic mega-centers.

The Tex


Margarita Longoria, Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America

Margarita Longoria is a lifelong bookworm, book blogger, and an award-winning high school librarian in South Texas.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204979
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review
 
*"Superlative . . . A memorable collection." --Booklist, starred review


Cancelled: Vanessa Zoltan, Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593088005
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Published: TarcherPerigee - July 6th, 2021

“In these soaring, open-hearted essays, Vanessa Zoltan writes with fierce brilliance about suffering, survival, and the kind of meaning in life that can withstand real scrutiny.”—John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and The Anthropocene Reviewed
 
 


Dr. Jackie Kyger, The Coast Guard on the Texas Border

Dr. Jackie Kyger is a university professor and a retired Coast Guard officer, with much of his career on border initiatives, in the way of search and rescue, law enforcement, counter narcotics trafficking and human smuggling.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467150125
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Published: History Press - August 2nd, 2021

The Revenue Cutter Service, which later merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to form the Coast Guard, patrolled South Texas as early as 1846. In 1852, the first lighthouse was built in Point Isabel, followed by the first lifesaving station in 1881.


Haleigh Wenger, A Feeling Like Home

Haleigh Wenger has been writing and reading her entire life. The first book to really break her heart was Little Women, which she remembers staying up all night to read in the fifth grade.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781736430033
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Published: Sword and Silk, LLC - August 3rd, 2021

Sixteen-year-old Paige Williams can't stop self-sabotaging.


Vernette V. Ayers, The Healing Journey: A Guide to Self-Discovery

vernette ayers author photoVernette V. Ayers is a teacher, writer, and life coach who guides those seeking health and wellness through the self-care practices of Yoga, Ayurveda, Pranayama, and Meditation.

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$22.33
ISBN: 9781637650363
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Published: Halo Publishing International - May 27th, 2021

Alex Salinas and Harold Whit Williams, City Lights From the Upside Down and Mel Bay's Book of the Dead

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About Alex Salinas:

City Lights From the Upside Down: Stories by Alex Z. Salinas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781736177969
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Published: San Antonio Review - September 3rd, 2021

In City Lights From the Upside Down, Alex Z. Salinas' debut collection of short stories, the setting is mostly South Texas-and infrequently, outer space. Mothers dying or dead, brothers with a taste for revenge, bizarre coffee shop encounters, terrifying dreams, strange alien lights, embers of love blazing and cooling-in these stories, a lot happens, and sometimes not much at all.


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$15.99
ISBN: 9781736177921
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Published: San Antonio Review - January 15th, 2021

Six-string and stompbox-themed stories culled from a bittersweet and simpler South, a grotesque and good-riddance South. Think Youth Fiction peppered with HBO cussin'. Not necessarily for the faint-of-heart, the high-minded literati, or maybe really anyone other than the writer himself.



Bruce McCandless III, Wonders All Around

Bruce McCandless III grew up in the shadow of Houston's Johnson Space Center during the Apollo and Skylab eras.

Wonders All Around: The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and the First Untethered Flight in Space Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781626348653
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - July 13th, 2021

The Man You Never Knew You Knew


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