Category Archives: Fiction

Leaving Memphis

  A mockingbird sang an eight-part song with no repeats, ceasing only at the insistent squeal of a fledgling. Now they are silent. Besides the basil and rosemary in the garden, my daughter has a fig tree and a crape … Continue reading

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Famous biologist Rich Kessin writes a novel with the best feminist twist I’ve read

Rich Kessin could almost be called a Houstonian since he loves the city and spends several periods a year with us. When he isn’t being a famous Columbia professor and mentor to the entire social amoeba community, it turns out … Continue reading

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If you haven’t read Lonesome Dove, do it now!

Every Texan celebrated the sudden appearance of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry‘s frontier masterpiece. One colleague told me it was the only western for people with Ph.D.s, but that doesn’t really do it justice. I would say it is the best … Continue reading

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