Barefoot Heart: stories of a migrant child

Author: Elva Treviino Hart Language: English Summary: In 1953, when she was only three, her parents took the family from Texas to work in the fields of Minnesota and Wisconsin for the first time, only to find that in order to comply with the child labor law they had to leave the author and her 11-year-old sister to board in a local Catholic school, where … Continue reading Barefoot Heart: stories of a migrant child

The XIT Ranch: How Texas Traded Land for a State House

Author: Anne Haw Holte

Language: English

Summary: This is the wild story of how Texas traded land for their Texas capitol building. This is the paper that inspired Anne’s Ten In Texas novel. The acquisition of three million acres of rangeland in the Panhandle, the construction of a state capitol building, and the creation of the XIT Ranch is a big, fantastic story that could only happen in Texas. Timing made the XIT possible. Spanish cattle, railroad building, technological and business innovation, settlers seeking a better life in the west after the Civil War, and the millions of acres of land owned by the state of Texas came together to create one of the largest ranches in the world. – Source: Amazon.com

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Before We Visit the Goddess

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Language: English

SummaryIn her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas—an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices. Source: Goodreads.com

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