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Garvin's (And They are,2017, etc.) latest novel offers a reflection of one girl's coming-of-age in small-town Texas in the 1960s. Kirkus Review #HA #A #CON #UF #LF Garvin portrays this history with unflinching honesty, never shying away from depicting the overt racial bigotry of the time and place. Interwoven with Billie Jo's adventures is the… Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay
"Now, Billie Jo,redo it and get the right answers," she would sternly say as my face became now a thousand Flames of Affliction. I prayed right there for lunch, or a fire drill, or for the marching band practicing outside to bust through the door of for the office assistant to interrup,t or for high winds to blow off the roof, or the Second Coming or even a first coming, or for the fighting Steers playing football to throw one long and hard right through the window and knock me unconscious!