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John Graves
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John Graves was born in Texas and educated at Rice and Columbia universities. He has published a number of books, chiefly nonfiction concerned with his home region. He currently lives with his wife on some four hundred acres of rough Texas hill country, which he described in Hard Scrabble.

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Goodbye to a River
A Narrative
Written by John Graves


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $15.95

In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had... Read more >
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Goodbye to a River

Written by John Graves


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 27, 1960
Price: $26.95

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Goodbye to a River
A Narrative
Written by John Graves


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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