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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Duncan W. Alderson Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781494573393
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Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter-an outsider named Garret MacBride. Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife, she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes-or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Alderson's debut novel plays like smooth jazz. Harper's Bazaar
  • “Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go.”

    Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Alderson’s debut novel plays like smooth jazz.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “Narrator Dan John Miller has a smooth, pleasant vocal quality that is wonderful for this book’s anecdotes about Texas during this time period.”

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About the Author

Duncan W. Alderson began his career writing advertising copy for an exclusive chain of fashion stores in the Southwest, then went on to teach English at the Toronto Waldorf High School. A Houston native, he was inspired by pictures of his mother, Dottie May, dressed as a flapper in 1920s Texas and spent ten years researching and writing his epic historical novel Magnolia City. Duncan lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he founded the Rabbit Hill Writers’ Studio, and New York City with his wife, Isabel Lark.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.