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My Dogs and Guns

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"Blue and Some Other Dogs" is a brilliant memoir about Graves' Basque-Australian sheep dog. "Guns of a Lifetime" tells the stories related to the guns this octogenarian Texan has owned, beginning with a "rusted and cylinderless" revolver. "So here are the stories," Graves writes. "They are not all ‘nice’ tales in contemporary terms. Political correctness, as presently defined, may be perpetrated here and there, though I hope no parts will seem like the maunderings of a Deep South redneck. But if they do, the hell with it. I am too old to fret about such matters." It’s delightful writing from a treasure of a writer.

“Graves fans will find it a small treasure to savor and share.”—Houston Chronicle

“John Graves’ career as an eloquent chronicler of rural customers has come to seem, depending on your point of view, either increasingly outmoded or ever more urgent.”—Austin American Statesmen

“Like Ed Abbey’s canyon-land writing, Graves's flinty but gregarious prose has become a part of the modern West.... A welcome addition to a distinguished body of work... It gives us the north-Texas master in full voice on subjects dear to his heart.”—Gray’s Sporting Journal

“Over the decades I've developed the impression that John Graves is the most honest writer in America, and also one of the best. Here is further evidence.”—Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall

“Graves fans will find it a small treasure to savor and share.”—Houston Chronicle

“John Graves’ career as an eloquent chronicler of rural customers has come to seem, depending on your point of view, either increasingly outmoded or ever more urgent.”—Austin American Statesmen

“Like Ed Abbey’s canyon-land writing, Graves's flinty but gregarious prose has become a part of the modern West.... A welcome addition to a distinguished body of work... It gives us the north-Texas master in full voice on subjects dear to his heart.”—Gray’s Sporting Journal

“Over the decades I've developed the impression that John Graves is the most honest writer in America, and also one of the best. Here is further evidence.”—Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall