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Praise for the Distant Cousin and Distant Cousin: Repatriation



…one of the best reads I have ever had. He has grounded the story in the unmistakable reality of west Texas, with characters you will not only believe in but love. Each chapter is a wonderful surprise that leads you on to the next. There is no doubt that Distant Cousin would make a spectacular, crowd-pleasing movie…It is so heartwarming and fun.

—Margaret Moser, The Beeville Bee-Picayune, June 17, 2006


This is one of the best books I have ever read, and I have read a lot! Within the fiction category, I have to work at it to name ten books that I have liked more. The plot, characters, and overall feel of the story are downright excellent and right on the money. The sense of joy, wonder, and magic embodied by [E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind] is here.

—Floyd M. Orr, author of Timeline of America

“…you know what you’re doing. The voice is confident and enjoyable. Very readable prose.”

—Mike Shea, book reviewer for Texas Monthly


…a very unusual and memorable book, the sort of story you recommend to your friends saying, “Well, it’s not really science fiction, it’s not really a mystery, there’s some suspense, but it’s not really a thriller, and--oh, just read it, you’ll like it!”

(Rebecca Pechefsky, prize-winning author of Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere)


Distant Cousin will stamp its wonderful magic on your soul.

Tabitha’s Book Reviews

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