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Spring 1998

Volume XXIII No. 2 (Spring 1998)


Editors' Pages v

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Writing With a Purpose: The 19th-Century Beginnings of Texas Women's Writing
Sylvia Grider
9
Larry McMurtry's Buffalo Girls Novelizing the Historic West
S. Renee Dechert
15
Right and False Suns: Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing and the Advent of the Atomic Age
Alex Hunt
31

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Multiple Choice
Robert Flynn
41
Deep Red
Philip Heldrich
47

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Pastures Miles Away
Walt McDonald
59
Driving Toward Houston
Paul Christensen
60
Sketch in Charcoal
William Bedford Clark
62
Where The West Begins
Robert A. Fink
63
Mrs. Mary Clack Recounts The First Night Of Her Family's journey West, Camped On Rock Creek
Robert A. Fink
64
Camped At Rock Creek, Mary Hampton Clack Hears A Man Singing in The Night
Robert A. Fink
65
Incident Near Ranger Hill
Robert A. Fink
66
Leaving The Hills, Mary And John Clack Begin The Last Leg Of Their Journey
Robert A. Fink
67
Editing Sky
Dave Parsons
68
A Second Letter
David Taylor
70
87 Flat (homage to the Texas panhandle driving through)
David Taylor
71

Reviews

Titles Page Number
The Bedbugs' Night Dance and Other Hopi Tales of Sexual Encounter collected, translated, and edited by Ekkehart Malotki
Dean Rader
75
Tales of the Wichitas by Basil Moss
Chuck Peek
76
A Good Year to Die: Story of the Great Sioux War by Charles M. Robinson III
John S. Hill
78
Ruger & His Guns: A History of the Man, the Company, and Their Firearms by R. L. Wilson
Michael J. Pierson and Erika L. Pierson
80
Speakingfor the Generations: Native Writers on Writing by Simon J. Ortiz
Paul Olson
81
The Desert Grassland edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender
Richard A. Earl
83
Fear Falls Away, & Other Essays from Hard and Rocky Places by Janice Emily Bowers
J. Gerard Dollar
84
Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu by Lesley Poling-Kempes
Jeffrey S. Smith
85
Encounters with the Other: A Personal Journey by John Howard Griffin
Mark Busby
87
Keepers of the Earth by LaVerne Harrell Clark
Jim Harris
88
Sleeping with Random Beasts by Karin Goodwin
Sherry Fay Clements
89
Photo & Word by David Robertson
Michael P. Branch
90
A New Time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes
Josh Busby
92
Contributors 95