The Acorn Stories

The Acorn Stories

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by Duane Simolke
     
 

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Visit the West Texas town of Acorn! Enjoy the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Caf�, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, unusual artists, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just… See more details below

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Visit the West Texas town of Acorn! Enjoy the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Caf�, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, unusual artists, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just be careful, because in Acorn, the sky is always falling!

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Duane Simolke�s award-winning tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.

Editorial Reviews

Betty's Books - E. Conley
The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character�s breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer.
StoneWall Society - Joe Wright
There are people that you like, some that you can't wait to see if they get theirs.
Ronald L. Donaghe
By the time you have finished reading these tales of the people who inhabit the fictitious town of Acorn, Texas, population 21,001, you will have met some endearing as well as irritating characters, from the Mayor to the local would-be gigolo; from the busy-bodies to the business owners; from those who grew up in Acorn and have tried to escape the small town to those who have moved to Acorn to escape from the real world.
L. L. Lee
A well-crafted collection of short stories.
Mark Ian Kendrick - Mark Ian Kendrick
It was a real pleasure to read about the fictional town of Acorn, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595288649
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Pride in the Arts winner Duane Simolke wrote the books The Acorn Stories, Degranon, Sons of Taldra, Holding Me Together, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. He co-wrote The Return of Innocence and The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. DuaneSimolke.Com includes writings and links. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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