The Texas Book Festival is celebrating 15 years of excellence in gathering outstanding authors in Austin each year to read, discuss and meet with audiences. This year is no different. Here is a sampling of some reviews of major authors who will appear at the Festival this weekend, Oct. 16-17.
BLOOD-DARK TRACK: A FAMILY HISTORY
"The pleasures here are in the slow accretion of detail—albeit too many details on occasion—and awareness that allows O'Neill to create an abiding image of a two places during a moment in history."
An unwieldy family memoir that also yields some choice scenes, centering on a brace of grandfathers interned for suspected enemy sympathies, from novelist O'Neill (This Is the Life, 1991). Read full book review >