Gift Guide 2015: Fiction by Austin Authors

Novels for your stocking from Margo Rabb, E.A. Haltom, Kirk Lynn, Jim Sanderson, and Zachary Thomas Dodson

Gift Guide 2015: Fiction by Austin Authors

The enduring popularity of Austin's holiday art and craft fairs – Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Blue Genie Art Bazaar, Cherrywood Art Fair, Arabic Christmas Bazaar, et al. – testifies to the interest our citizens have in giving gifts made locally. If that's important to you, don't forget about all the literature lovingly handcrafted by our resident writers (or onetime residents who may still set stories here). Chronicle writers have already reviewed some 20 books written in or related to Austin this year (all archived on austinchronicle.com), but here are five more to consider for that bibliophile on your shopping list.

  • Kissing in America

    Rabb's second YA novel features more than one love story, and they're all worth telling

    Hill Country Property

    Passion, compromise, and human frailty figure large in this touching and funny Texas novel

    Bats of the Republic

    An arcane tapestry of alternate cowboy history and steampunk sci-fi in a multitextured graphic package
  • Gwendolyn's Sword

    A well-researched and swiftly paced historical novel for grown-up girls who dreamed of being knights

    Rules for Werewolves

    This tale of runaways prowling suburbia in a pack recalls the eerie unreality of The Twilight Zone

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The first-ever museum exhibition of Daniel Johnston's work digs deep into the man, the myths

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