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If you are interested in reviewing any of the following books for CRR, please contact the book review editor, Dr. R. Mark Jackson.  If you have never reviewed a book for CRR, please send a query first, including an updated version of your c.v. or résumé.  Additionally, we are happy to consider unsolicited reviews so long as they fit with the interests of our readers; however, those too must be preceded by a query directed to the book review editor.

Generally, deadlines occur in early October for the fall issue and in early March for the spring issue.  Reviews run between 500 and 1,000 words.

This list was last updated on March 6th, 2014.

Alkek, David S. Requiem for Athens. CreateSpace Publishing, 2012. 301 pages. $15.00. ISBN 978-1480119352

Bancroft, M. Both Sides Now: A Bisexual Memoir. BillMarc Gallery, 2013. 165 pages. $17.65. ISBN 978-1619275461

Bills, E.R. Texas Obscurities: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional, and Nefarious. The History Press, 2013. 158 pages. $19.99. ISBN 978-1-62619-281-2

Blair, Brenda. Because of the Camels. Siwa Publishing, 2012. 455 pages. $16.95. ISBN 978-0-9850470-0-9

Buyer, Laurie Wagner. Rough Breaks: A Wyoming High Country Memoir. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 249 pages. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-4375-0

Cárdenas, Reyes. Chicano Poet: 1970-2010. Aztlan Libre Press, 2013. 370 pages. ISBN 978-0-9844415-5-6

Chappell, Henry. Silent We Stood. Texas Tech University Press, 2013. 333 pages. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-89672-832-5

Craft, Jerry and Kathleen Sullivan. Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line. Texas Tech University Press, 2013. 97 pages. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-89672-787-8

Craven, Jerry. The Wild Part. Angelina River Press, 2013. 291 pages. $17.85. ISBN 978-0988384415

Cuba, Nan. Body and Bread. Engine Books, 2013. 239 pages. $15.95. ISBN 978-1-938126-06-2

Garrett, Charles. Stone-Tree Houses of Texas. Rockstone Press, 2012. 269 pages. $30.00. ISBN 978-0-9847694-1-4

Horton, D. Seth and Brett Garcia Myhren, eds. Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest. University of New Mexico Press, 2013. 288 pages. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-5314-6

Johnson, Kathleen. Subterranean Red. Mongrel Empire Press, 2013. 61 pages. $14.00. ISBN 978-0-9833052-7-9

Joyce, Davis. Recollections of a Hitherto Truthful Man. Mongrel Empire Press, 2013. 199 pages. $18.00. ISBN 978-09851337-6-4

Kates, Susan. Red Dirt Women. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 134 pages. $14.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-4359-0

Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart. Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas. Texas Tech University Press, 2013. 294 pages. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-89672-782-3

Kelsey, Peggy. Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women. Pomegranate Grove Press, 2012. 367 pages. $24.00. ISBN 978-0-987502-0-6

Krapf, Norbert. American Dreams: Reveries and Revisitations. Mongrel Empire Press, 2013. 100 pages. $15.00. ISBN 978-0-9851337-4-0

Mack, Tom and Andrew Geyer, eds. A Shared Voice: A Tapestry of Tales. Lamar University Press, 2013. 297 pages. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-9852552-0-6

Malone, David. View from the North Ten: Poems after Mark Rothko’s No. 15. Mongrel Empire Press, 2013. 52 pages. $14.00. ISBN 978-0-9851337-3-3

Moreira, Robert Paul, ed. ¡Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction. VAO Publishing, 2013. $11.99. ISBN 978-0615781839

O’Briant, Sandra Ramos. The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood. La Gente Press, 2012. 265 pages. $12.99. ISBN 978-0615615103

Pluta, Joseph E. 21 Yesterdays. Friesen Press, 2013. 233 pages. $19.99. ISBN 978-1460212158

Reposa, Carol Coffee. Underground Musicians: Lyric Poetry. Lamar University Press, 2013. $17.95. ISBN 978-0-9850838-0-9

Revard, Carter. From the Extinct Volcano, a Bird of Paradise. Mongrel Empire Press, 2014. 84 pages. $16.00. ISBN 978-09851337-8-8

Reynolds, Clay. Vox Populi. Texas Review Press, 2013. 211 pages. $22.95. ISBN 978-1-933896-98-4

Rodwan, John G., Jr. Holidays and Other Disasters. Humanist Press, 2013. 184 pages. $12.99. ISBN 978-0-931779-39-8

Sanborn, Wallis. The American Novel of War: A Critical Analysis and Classification System. McFarland, 2012. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-7864-3863-1

Sanderson, Jim. Trashy Behavior. Lamar University Press, 2013. $16.95. ISBN 978-0-9850838-8-5

Stevens, Robert. Master Robert. Tate Publishing, 2012. 218 pages. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-62295-742-2

Trevino, Natalia. Lavando la Dirty Laundry: Poems. Mongrel Empire Press, 2014. 73 pages. $15.00. ISBN 978-09851337-5-7

Velie, Alan and A. Robert Lee, eds. The Native American Renaissance: Literary Imagination and Achievement.  University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 368 pages. $29.95.  ISBN 978-0-8061-4402-3

Wiggerman, Scott and Constance Campbell, eds. Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga. Dos Gatos Press, 2013. 100 pages. $15.95. ISBN 978-09840399-3-7

Wilkinson, Andy, ed. A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 144 pages. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-4404-7

Womack, Kenneth. Playing the Angel. Stephen F. Austin State University, 2013. 187 pages. $18.00. ISBN 978-1-62288-023-2






Book Reviews Editor

Dr. R. Mark JacksonR. Mark Jackson is an Assistant Professor with the Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University, with research interests in seventeenth-century English literature. 

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