N surrounding him and finds God comprehensible I "have a cousin you must capitalize cousin nola "a Cousin you must capitalize cousin Nola whose faith resides in her beauty and style and worth on whose faith resides in her beauty and style and worth on man market a time honored tradition among southern women and whose children have sometimes taken a backseat to her personal ambitions I would like to note that we don t have anyone who was blinded by a pimp for insulting his hooker Not that I am aware of Not yet Meanwhile it is my personal ambition to be like GrandMaude and you ll just have to read Blue Sabine to know what I meanFor on the author on Moon City Press. Vie director and his cousin Kay Phuong a woman of Vietnamese and Holt lineage who has made herself into a fashion model and actress They have returned to the Valley of the Sabine where the Holts have lived for almost two hundred years to hear once the old stories and to confirm their own part in the saga They seek to understand and to play their role in the continuing telling and retelling of the narratives that bind them to their family and to the pa. S and the stories they tell Each character is a melody joined by the chorus of stories they tell about themselves and each other Our stories are how we know who we are the first lessons we learn about family and how to behave or not in the big wide worldIf you are a Texan you will recognize this family because it is yours It is certainly mine I have an Aunt Abigail who likes to hold forth as the authority on all things appropriate and inappropriate I have a Great Grandfather Amos Holt who has turned to God And Become A Preacher become a preacher because he is overwhelmed by the wome. The West in Texas and in her own way and her own time In its flow and its setting of boundaries the Sabine River comes "To Reflect What Remains And What Changes "reflect what remains and what changes the way the Holt women see their world and themselves The river forever flows and it pulls at all it touches one of the characters says yet it never leaves and it never stays Two twenty first century descendants ive the narrative its overall shape and connection Clement an award winning mo. By Gerald Duffmoon city press 315 pgs978 0 913785 34 8Rating 4Gerald Duff has mad skills Blue Sabine is lyrical it reads like poetry but in a ood way This is the story of the Holt family as they relocate from Louisiana to Texas after the Civil War and unto the present day told by the from Louisiana to Texas after the Civil War and unto the present day told by the of Its Women Who Have Always women who have always the strength of Texas Everybody knows that rightDon t come to Blue Sabine for plot or climax or denouement or any of those usual things though you ll find plenty of protagonists and antagonists sometimes the same person is both Come for the character. Blue Sabine is a story of five enerations of women in the same family told in their "VOICES ALONG WITH THOSE OF SOME "along with those of some of Holt blood It is set along the Sabine River which divides the state of Texas from Louisiana and the Deep South From 1867 when the Holts first came to Texas to the present the novel chronicles the emotional lives of randmothers mothers daughters and nieces all bound by kinship and history Each comes to terms with being a woman in.
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