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Fiction-Texas-The-Last-Karankawas-Kimberly-Garza-Galveston-Stewart-Beach-2There are many reasons to believe we’re in the golden age of Texas fiction. Texas Monthly has compiled the top ten, from the ascendance of the state’s women crime writers to a new commitment to telling all of Texas’s history, even the unseemly parts. Read all ten here. Writing fiction about your hometown can be tricky. The same intimacy that animates insight can also paralyze the imagination. That doesn’t seem to be the case, though, when the city is Galveston, a place that has long fascinated and inspired Texans, whether or not they were born there. This year, we’ve seen the publication of no fewer than three notable Galveston-set novels: Sarah Bird’s Last Dance on the Starlight Pier, Matt Bondurant’s Oleander City, and Kimberly Garza’s debut, The Last Karankawas (Henry Holt and Co., August 9).Though…

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