About the book
April 27, 2018 - On Texas Backroads
From the Foreword by Elroy Bode:
"In this simply-but-beautifully written collection of essays about people and places in his native Southwest, Carlton Stowers provides a page-turning treat for the reader. A 21st Century Marco Polo, he travels the highways and byways, stopping at the site of what the old-timers claim was an honest-to-goodness UFO crash in Aurora, Texas, a ghost town (Thurber, Texas,Pop.4), recalls a book burning in Sweetwater, visits pet cemeteries, Mary's Café in Strawn where finger-licking chicken fried steak is served, a game called six-man football..."
This "incredibly entertaining" book has a story for everyone. Stowers' pleasing style and eye for the nuances of a story will keep readers eagerly turning the pages until the very end.