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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »


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11.22.63. Stephen King
11.22.63. Stephen King

Rainman, January 1, 2013

While I am not a Stephen King fan, 11/22/63 was a significant date both in our history (as the day JFK was assassinated) and in my personal life, because it was my very first full day in the US Army as a draftee. I find time travel very appealing as a subject and wondered what would happen if King's main character, Jake, was able to change history. I found the way he wrote this long novel very entertaining and recommend it.
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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Rainman, August 4, 2012

I spent Summers in a small West Texas town in the early 1950s when there was a worse drought than the one they are suffering now. The town of Merkel was on the edge of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, which was worse then either of the others. I remember complaining about blowing dust filtering through closed windows, piling up on the sills. The book is a slice of history told through the voices of people who stayed, who witnessed the death of crops, huge clouds of dust that blew for days, burying fences, autos, houses and killing livestock. There is a PBS video about the subject, but it is only a preview compared to this comprehensive look at that "hard time."
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