Authors LIVE! Presents Roger D. Hodge
Oct 10, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Oct 10, 2017
Free! No reservation required to attend the event.
Co-sponsored by the Dallas Historical Society. Presented in partnership with Friends of the Highland Park Library and Friends of the SMU Libraries.
A book signing follows the presentation for those who choose to purchase books.
An Author’s Reception will be held at 6:00 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register to attend the reception by calling 214.523.2240 or by emailing You may pay at the door by cash or check.
"An intoxicating, singularly illuminating history of the Texas borderlands from their settlement through seven generations of Roger D. Hodge's ranching family.
What brought the author's family to Texas? What is it about Texas that for centuries has exerted a powerful allure for adventurers and scoundrels, dreamers and desperate souls, outlaws and outliers? In search of answers, Hodge travels across his home state--which he loves and hates in shifting measure--tracing the wanderings of his ancestors into forgotten histories along vanished roads. Here is an unsentimental, keenly insightful attempt to grapple with all that makes Texas so magical, punishing, and polarizing. Here is a spellbindingly evocative portrait of the borderlands--with its brutal history of colonization, conquest, and genocide; where stories of death and drugs and desperation play out daily. And here is a contemplation of what it means that the ranching industry that has sustained families like Hodge's for almost two centuries is quickly fading away, taking with it a part of our larger, deep-rooted cultural inheritance."
Category: Authors Live