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Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
Farewell A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
Author: Horton Foote
For more than five decades, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled the changes in American life -- both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay Tender Mercies earned him Academy Awards. He received an Indie Award for Best Writer for The Trip ...  more » and a Pulitzer Prize for The Young Man from Atlanta. In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters. His memoir is both a celebration of the immense importance of community and evidence that even a strong community cannot save a lost soul. Farewell is as deeply moving as the best of Foote's writing for film and theater, and a gorgeous testimony to his own faith in the human spirit.
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ISBN-13: 9780684865706
ISBN-10: 068486570X
Publication Date: 6/5/2000
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I live 70 miles from Wharton, so this book was very interesting to me. Foote's history of Wharton and his family was honest, yet warm. An easy read.