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With humor and strong, unsentimental feeling, A. C. Greene conserves for us the priceless eccentricities of place and person that are being flattened out-almost literally bulldozed away-by the impatient, insatiable onrush of the twentieth century. His West Texas is a very personal country, but what he seeks to share will be familiar to all who take pleasure in the memories that tie them to their own special region of America.
" . . . a book that has strength, character, and personality."-The New Yorker
"Greene is at his best when he describes the peculiar, idiosyncratic, and proud people that this frontier world has produced."-Lone Star Book Review
" . . . paints a vivid, colorful, and . . . sad picture of the hard life of the people."-Lone Star Book Review
" . . . well-written volume, hauntingly evocative. "-The Pacific Historian
"Greene's evocation . . . is personal, humorous, loving and frequently poetic. One could go a long way toward understanding West Texas by reading this book and nothing else."-Books of the Southwest
"East Texans often glow with appreciation for their section, and wonder why anyone would want to live 'out there.' They may still feel that way after seeing West Texas through the memory of Greene, but they will have looked on the other side of the trees and be better for it."-East Texas Historical Association
Posted April 24, 2003
Published some 30 years ago, this is still one of my favorite books filled with memories about a childhood home. The place is West Texas, a harsh locale with weather that takes its toll on the inhabitants. Reading this book brought back memories of visits to see my great-grandmother in Breckenridge and stopping in places like Rising Star and Cisco. Greene¿s grandmother plays a prominent role in his recollections and he brings her and other family members to life in loving detail.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.