Fiction

Origami Prunes

Feb 12, 2015 By Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

In this exclusive excerpt from Barefoot Dogs, a fiction debut by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, a woman fleeing terror in Mexico City finds escape in an Austin laundromat.

Catcher in the Raw

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Forty years after its publication, Horseman, Pass By is still one of Larry McMurtry's finest novels—and as groundbreaking as J. D. Salinger's masterpiece.

Sink or Swim

Jun 30, 2011 By Sarah Bird

In an excerpt from Sarah Bird's new novel The Gap Year, a single mom prepares to send her only daughter off to college. Guess which one is a wreck.

The Peculiar Monument

Apr 30, 2011 By Stephen Harrigan

In this exclusive excerpt from Remember Ben Clayton, a new novel by Stephen Harrigan, a sculptor meets a lonely rancher who has lost his son and needs something to remember him by.

An Excerpt From Devil Red

Mar 31, 2011 By Joe R. Lansdale

Chapter 1 We were parked at the curb in Leonard’s car, sitting near a busted-out streetlight. We were looking at a house about a block up. It was a dark house on a dark street next to another dark house, and beyond that was an abandoned baseball field grown up…

Therapy Room

Jul 31, 2009 By Oscar Casares

An exclusive excerpt from writer-at-large Oscar Casares's forthcoming first novel, Amigoland