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Summer readingThe (mostly) Texas Books Issue


San Antonian Carlos the Carpenter lounges with a good read in preparation for the dog days of summer, when a book and a swimming hole are the best cure for our oppressive South Texas heat. Inside this issue, some of our picks for Texas' best summer reads, plus a report on alternative political presses.

Scratching a niche
By Lisa Sorg
Indie, progressive presses target audiences looking for the stories behind the headlines
Long overdue
By Michael Cary
After two years, SA hires a library director - Ramiro Salazar takes charge of our chronically underfunded public library
A novel idea
By Elyas Bakhtiari
Library looks at new district to help alleviate funding woes
By the book
By Elaine Wolff
Frates Seeligson Sr. is reading his way through history ... from the beginning
Good looks
By Elaine Wolff
Visual culture has text on the ropes from San Diego to San Antone
Moving target
By Alejandro Pérez
A&M Press releases show that one Mexican-American political gain often means another challenge
Down and out of his mind
By John Freeman
James Crumley's hard-living PI is back on the case ... and the coke
Well-read reads
Compiled by John Freeman
Authors from around the world comment on what they are reading
Adventuring gone awry
By Susan Pagani
Rick Bass imagines a feckless narrator caught in Santa Anna's infamous diezmo
It's the mummy!
By Elaine Wolff
Or is it just your mummy? A book on gothic film says 'both'
Not a navel-gazer in sight
By Alejandro Pérez
A team of skillful interviewers extracts wisdom from Texas writers

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