West Texas Tales Still Treasured

The West Texas fiction collection The Acorn Stories continues to receive positive reviews and new readers. Now the top customer reviewer at Amazon.Com has recommended it.
By: Acorn PR
Jan. 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Lubbock, Texas: Austin’s A. Chandler, currently the number-one ranked reviewer at Amazon.Com, recently reviewed The Acorn Stories, saying “Each story is intertwined rather than just there for entertainment and each character is well-defined and the humor throughout the book makes it a pleasure and an easy and enjoyable read.”

Visit http://www.amazon.com/review/R13IKBQ9BW4SP4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm for Chandler’s full review.

Duane Simolke wrote The Acorn Stories, a series of interrelated tales, set in the fictional West Texas town of Acorn. Though that town holds its share of secrets and scandals, it is not related to the community organizer group ACORN. Rather, Simolke based it on his experiences and observations of small-town life, and his love of writers that range from Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein, to Jonathan Swift, and even Franz Kafka.

Years after its publication in paperback and hardcover, The Acorn Stories is now offered through various eBook platforms, including eBook readers such as Kindle and the Nook. Visit http://duanesimolke.blogspot.com/2009/06/acorn-stories_20... to read more about The Acorn Stories, and for links to multiple reviews.

Simolke received his Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University, home of Red Raider Football. He also edited and co-wrote a fundraising spin-off, The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer.



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Duane Simolke, Ph.D., wrote the books The Acorn Stories, Degranon, Holding Me Together, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. He co-wrote The Return of Innocence and The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. His home page (http://DuaneSimolke.Com) includes some of his writing, as well as a variety of links.

Simolke was born in New Orleans on May 28, 1965, and now lives in Lubbock, Texas. Majoring in English, Simolke studied at Belmont University (BA, 89), Hardin-Simmons University (MA, 91), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., 96).
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