We’re very happy to announce the Statesman Selects pick for April is The Eye of the Mammoth by Stephen Harrigan! We’re proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman to highlight one title each month that you shouldn’t miss. If it’s a Statesman Selects pick, you know it’s bound to be a good read. Pick up the Sunday edition of the Statesman on April 1 to read their feature review of The Eye of the Mammoth. Join us here at BookPeople on Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm when Stephen Harrigan speaks about and signs his new book.
“Word by word, book by book, Stephen Harrigan has proven that he’s the best writer Texas has ever produced.”
—Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief
The Eye of the Mammoth spans Harrigan’s nonfiction career, collecting work that first appeared in Texas Monthly, the Atlantic, American History, and more. Also included are essays from his two previous nonfiction collections, A Natural State and Comanche Midnight. For fans of his bestselling novels Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton, this book is a wonderful introduction to the full breadth of Harrigan’s narrative capabilities. From the Czech Republic to Davy Crockett, the essays in this collection cover quite a bit of history and terrain.
Stephen Harrigan is a familiar face around here, always turning out to support fellow authors at their events or to browse our shelves. He’s one of our favorite authors to welcome. We hope you’ll join us when we celebrate The Eye of the Mammoth on April 10th.