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In a Special Light - Elroy Bode

In a Special Light

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Elroy Bode’s books on nature and life have made him a favorite of readers and critics. Here he explores his home city of El Paso, the land and people of Central Texas, and his roles as teacher, father, and writer. These sharply observed, beautifully written pieces find the universal in the particular — a young boy in a barbershop, plaza life, a young couple in Smokey’s Barbecue. In a Special Light discovers pleasure in the lives of ordinary people, and joy in the worlds in which they live.

El Paso
Earth-lifep. 3
Rabbitingp. 5
Deep. 7
Upper Valley nightp. 10
What Hemingway meantp. 13
Along Mamie Roadp. 15
Plaza peoplep. 17
The barbershopp. 21
Skateboardersp. 23
Love in Smokey's Barbecuep. 24
Rhythmsp. 25
Essencep. 27
In clintp. 29
Bird-lifep. 32
Earlp. 35
Two o'clock in the heatp. 38
Old Mesillap. 40
Late afternoonp. 42
The page-after-pagep. 47
Commitmentp. 50
Tuna fishp. 53
Vietnamp. 55
"Hey, Prof, why don't you set yourself on fire?"p. 57
Iraqp. 66
Chicanos, hair, and conscientious objectorsp. 67
Requiem for a WASP Schoolp. 69
"Will you hold me?"p. 84
Musicp. 87
Crash Montoya and Ivory John Doep. 93
Other worldsp. 97
Central Texas
The spellp. 147
The unexpected otherp. 149
Neighborsp. 150
Home town, 1943p. 154
Home, at sundownp. 158
Big band daysp. 160
At the pavilionp. 163
Grona's crossingp. 164
Shadep. 165
Nobody whistles anymorep. 167
Peasp. 169
Byron and Ip. 171
The ranchp. 180
On a hillsidep. 183
Hackberry afternoonsp. 185
The cabin placep. 188
Of a mouse and mep. 190
The sunp. 193
Memories and momentsp. 194
Outsiderp. 197
The house in Fredericksburgp. 198
New Year's Dayp. 200
Griefp. 202
"Tell me something"p. 204
Home town revisitedp. 207
Plenty of juice and restp. 209
Fall afternoonp. 214
Meditation on a photographp. 216
Partnersp. 218
In center pointp. 219
Remembering Carlton stokesp. 221
Home againp. 225
Looking for Byronp. 227
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ISBN: 9781595340269
ISBN-10: 1595340262
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st November 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43

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