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Galveston hurricane of 1900
A woman walks through a cleared passageway among the debris left by the Galveston hurricane of 1900. It is the basis for the novel The Promise. FineArtAmerica.com
Duncan Alderson Magnolia City book cover
Magnolia City by Duncan Alderson Courtesy photo
Tarra novels set in Houston Mike Freedman School Board book cover
School Board by Mike Freedman. Courtesy photo
Ann Weisgarber The Promise THIS BOOK COVER
Ann Weisgarber's The Promise. Courtesy photo
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The Enron debacle is the focal point of the novel School Board.
Ima Hogg served her second term as President of the Houston Symphony Society
The era of Ima Hogg is featured in Magnolia City. Photo by Gittings
Tarra novels set in Houston Ann Weisgarber author The Promise
Author Ann Weisgarber. Courtesy photo
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Bayou Bend is a backdrop for Magnolia City.
Tarra Gaines novels set in Houston April 2014 author  Mike Freedman's School Board
Mike Freedman, author of School Board. Courtesy photo
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A Courtlandt Place home. The neighborhood is featured in Magnolia City. Photo by Benjamin Hill
Duncan Alderson author Magnolia City
Duncan Alderson, author of Magnolia City Courtesy photo