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This Place of Memory

A Texas Perspective

Joyce Gibson Roach (Editor)


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"These personal essays, poems, fiction . . . are best savored . . . amid the quiet comforts of your own special place of memories. It can bring forth tears, as well as smiles, of remembrance and recognition. It can leave you yearning to go home again—to people and places that now live only in your heart."—Dallas Morning News

"The perfect bedside companion . . . like fine candy—so good you may not be able to confine yourself to one or two pieces before bedtime. "—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Offers some thought-provoking images and ideas about the notion of place, that home is where the heart is, whether that place is Dallas or Dimebox or somewhere that only exists in the back of the mind."—Texas Observer

"Even if you aren't a dyed-in-the wool Texan, this book will help you to understand Texans' remembrance and longing for a people, a way of life that seemed to belong just to Texas."—Denton Record-Chronicle

University of North Texas Press, 9780929398327, 161pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1992

About the Author

Joyce Gibson Roach, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and member and past president of the Texas Folklore Society and a fellow in the Texas State Historical Association, is also a two-time winner of the Spur Award from Western Writers of America and is the winner of the Carr P. Collins Award for non-fiction from the TIL.