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'A Listing Wind' about murder, jealousy and true love in Texas arrives in bookstores, online today

Susan A. Hyde's new novel based on an infamous 1936 murder trial in depression-era Cooper, Texas, a struggling farming community where townsfolk were both fascinated and horrified by the gruesome thought of a young mother killing her own children

 
 
A Listing Wind by Susan A. Hyde arrives on Tuesday
PRLog - Dec. 13, 2011 - DALLAS -- DALLASA Listing Wind, Susan A. Hyde’s new novel about two seemingly disparate actual events, a 1936 east Texas murder trial and a poignant love story, arrives in select bookstores and online today at http://www.AListingWind.com.

When Dr. Clayton Dade, fresh out of medical school, comes to Cooper, Texas, to open his practice, he wonders what life in the small town holds in store for him. He has his uncle Foster—with whom Clay will be living temporarily—to initiate him into the slower pace of the Delta County community, but Clay still questions his own decision to begin a medical practice in a town that, until Clay’s arrival, had known only one doctor in the past fifteen years. He soon learns, however, that many of the townsfolk are welcoming, and others are at least willing to give him a chance. But it’s his first brief encounter with Miss Frances Garner that convinces Clay he’s made the right decision. Although only a few words of conversation are exchanged, Clay knows Frankie Garner is someone he wants to see again.

"I wanted to write about the stories that I had often heard as a child but never really understood," said Hyde.  "My hometown was quiet and seemingly trouble-free, but when I began researching the real-life stories of my aunts, uncles, older friends and other townsfolk, I realized this was a story that the people of East Texas needed to hear."

A Listing Wind (ISBN 978-1-937293-28-4) is published by Two Harbors Press (http://www.TwoHarborsPress.com), a Minneapolis-based boutique publishing house specializing in books that present a unique voice and is a worthy read from authors not yet established and perhaps just beginning their publishing career.

A small-town girl at heart, Susan Hyde (http://www.SusanAHyde.com) captures the essence of little town Americana,from its tightly woven workings to its grace and cordiality, as well as its accepted quirkiness and fierce loyalties.  A Listing Wind returns to the 1920′s to tell a whispered story she had heard in bits and pieces, the trial of a local woman accused of murdering her children.  A former English teacher, she received her B.S. degree in History at Texas A&M University – Commerce, and she holds dual masters degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington in Urban Affairs and from the University of Dallas in Civic Affairs where she wrote The Necessity for Diversity in Civic Leadership.  For 25 years Susan managed multiple political campaigns and volunteered in numerous civic projects before returning to her hometown of Cooper, Texas, to manage an elderly relative’s estate where she  re-discovered the joys of small town living.

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A former English teacher, author Susan A. Hyde received her B.S. degree in History at Texas A&M University – Commerce, and she holds dual masters degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington in Urban Affairs and from the University of Dallas in Civic Affairs where she wrote The Necessity for Diversity in Civic Leadership.

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