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Has anyone read this book?
i have this book. two essays in it, "coloraturas in the canyon" and "where rainbows wait for rain", include the famous description of big bend by old vaquero (you go south from fort davis until you come to the place . . .)etc. someone can probably reproduce it here. needless to say i've read the whole book but those are two of my favorites. by all means, read it.
I am going to get a copy. By the way travels with Charley is one of my all time favorite books and still relevant today.
Bought it and God's Middle Finger(thanks QS) along with Hey Ranger (thanks Goldilocks), and A Most Singular Country. I'm amassing a nice little collection of BiBe books thanks to all of ya'll. After my first trip last year I bought The Big Bend by R.Tyler, Images of America: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity, How Come it's Called That, Little Big Bend,and Big Bend A Homesteader's Story. I recently bought Lizards on the Mantel,Burros at the Door.The last three being personal favorites. The last chapter, and especially the last sentence in Langford's book gets to me every time I read it. Upon returning 14 yrs. later..."Yet, never again did we have that which we'd had in the beginning. Somehow the brightness seemed gone from the land." To a lesser extent, I was left with the same bittersweet feeling after finishing Etta's book, a wonderful experience, never to be the same. It reminds me of what QS said in his Mexico post yesterday.There are still many books I've yet to read, so from time to time I'll peruse the book list assembled here on the forum Thanks all
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