Save the Date! Mansfield Reads! 2018 Evening with the Author is Friday, April 27th.
On Texas Backroads, Stories Found Along the Way by Carlton Stowers is the 2018 Mansfield Reads! Selection. Stay tuned for more information about the many programs and events that will take place in the month of April. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Evening with the Author. Pick up your copy of the book at the library today and start your journey on Texas Backroads. The library currently has copies of the book for the discounted price of $10 (regularly priced at $16.95).
About the Book
From the Foreword by Elroy Bode:
“In this simply-but-beautifully written collection of essays about people and places in his native Southwest, Carlton Stowers provides a page-turning treat for the reader. A 21st Century Marco Polo, he travels the highways and byways, stopping at the site of what the old-timers claim was an honest-to-goodness UFO crash in Aurora, Texas, a ghost town (Thurber, Texas,Pop.4), recalls a book burning in Sweetwater, visits pet cemeteries, Mary’s Café in Strawn where finger-licking chicken fried steak is served, a game called six-man football…”
This “incredibly entertaining” book has a story for everyone. Stowers’ pleasing style and eye for the nuances of a story will keep readers eagerly turning the pages until the very end.
About the Author
Carlton Stowers is the author of more than 40 books, two of which have won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award. His journalism, which has appeared in numerous national and regional publications, has been cited by the North American Travel Journalists Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas and Houston Press Clubs.
He won the A.C. Greene Award given to a distinguished Texas author in 2007 and is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters.
A native Texan, he lives in Cedar Hill.