FRIENDSWOOD, by René Steinke.

Dear Ones —

Followers of this page know that I often spontaneously recommend books that I love. Today's book is a brand new one, just published a few weeks ago, called FRIENDSWOOD.

This is an extraordinarily beautifully-written novel, set in a remote town in Texas, in the aftermath of an industrial accident. But it's really about life, death, and love in a small town, on a big scale. Steinke (a National Book Award Finalist, and a genius at descriptive prose) understands her characters and her setting so intimately that it makes your heart ache to enter their lives. You worry for them, you pray for them, you breathe with them…

Read this one, you guys. It's really, really good.

(And don't just take my word for it — O Magazine loved it, too, calling it: "Masterfully observed." Actually, all the reviews are raves.)



A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents’ lives forever. Friendswood, Texas, is a sm…

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