The Texan

The Texan is looking for all things Texas--cookbooks, eye-catching photography, some Texas-based fiction, and nonfiction about how awesome the Lone Star State is.

Hill Country Houses: Inspired Living in a Legendary Texas Landscape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580933780
Availability: Backordered
Published: Monacelli Press - October 7th, 2014

This big, beautiful limited edition monograph of big, beautiful Texas hill country houses is simply jaw-dropping. A variety of stunning residences, with designs ranging from rustic charm to contemporary opulence, are featured. Focusing on both architecture and interior design, HILL COUNTRY HOUSES is the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the art of beautiful and oh-so-Texan homes.

The Devil's Backbone Cover Image
By Bill Wittliff, Jack Unruh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780292759954
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2014

The great Bill Wittliff presents a chilling illustrated novel of the Texas frontier, centering on an unnamed child trying to escape his abusive, domineering father. Adventures and discoveries abound! THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE is the perfect work of fiction for the Texas-fanatic in your life, and it will definitely please fans of Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry.

Jack Allen's Kitchen: Celebrating the Tastes of Texas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292763593
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Jack Allen's Kitchen Restaurants - October 15th, 2014

Jack Allen's Kitchen has been making sensational farm-to-table fare in Central Texas for years, and now this popular chef has his own cookbook! JACK ALLEN'S KITCHEN inculdes some of the restaurants signature dishes, as well as remarkable food and beverage from across the state. A love letter to Texas food and the people who make it possible, JACK ALLEN'S KITCHEN is quintessential Texas.

The Face of Texas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292761094
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: University of Texas Press - September 30th, 2014

Willie Nelson! Lady Bird Johnson! Kinky Friedman! All the icons that make Texas such a special place are featured in THE FACE OF TEXAS. Terrific photographic portraits accompanied by brief yet revealing biographical profiles make this the ultimate coffee table book for any Texan!

Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country Cover Image
By Paul V. Chaplo, T. Lindsay Baker (Foreword by), Lawrence John Francell (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781623491680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas A&M University Press - July 29th, 2014

MARFA FLIGHTS is exactly what it sounds like: spectacular aerial photographs of West Texas and the Big Bend. Filled with stunning vistas, this is a great gift idea for anyone enamored with the natural beauty of the Lone Star State.

On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas Cover Image
By J. Griffis Smith, Charles J. Lohrmann (Foreword by), E. Dan Klepper (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781623491833
Availability: Backordered
Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 15th, 2014

For thirty years, J. Griffis Smith has crisscrossed the state taking photos for the storied Texas Highways magazine. This collection brings together the best of his career, with pictures of hallowed landmarks as well as the hidden beauty just off the beaten path. A fantastic photographic travelogue, ON THE ROAD WITH TEXAS HIGHWAYS is a true celebration of all the vast wonders Texas has to offer.

The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990528210
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Aspinwall Press - July 16th, 2014

Looking for a Texas read that hits a little closer to home? This book provides a fascinating insight into the machinations behind building the '8th Wonder of the World', Houston's Astrodome--the first ever domed stadium. A great gift idea for readers interested in local history and architecture.

Texas on the Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292744097
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Texas Press - October 15th, 2014

TEXAS ON THE TABLE is more than a mere cookbook, it is a celebration of the people and places that make Texan cuisine one of the most varied and vibrant in the world. Organized by ingredients and their regions of origin, TEXAS ON THE TABLE is a must-have volume for any Texas foodie!

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