The Gillespie County Fair
Greenleaf Book Group Press
On Sale: April 30, 2019
Paperback / e-Book
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The Gentrification of Rural Texas
The Gillespie County Fair, the oldest fair in Texas, looms
insistently over the shoulder of Marc Hess's new novel. As
rampant land development and tourist money begin to
transform the old German farming community of
Fredericksburg, two intermarried pioneer families lock in a
life-and-death struggle over the sale of their homestead.
Their vicious feud in an otherwise harmonious and bucolic
community leads to the demise of two pioneer families and
culminates in the triumph of one hard-headed, young girl.
This book delves into the clash of new wealth and ingrained
poverty as rural Texas grapples with a changing world. In a
short period of time, the town of Fredericksburg has morphed
from a rock-rimmed farming community into the chic tourist
destination that it is today. While the town itself has
blossomed, this is the story about a family that destroys
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