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That Old Ace in the Hole

Join the Western Reading Discussion Group April 6 and April 13, 2006 for a lively debate on Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole

Critical reaction to the 2002 novel was somewhat mixed. Some of the book review opinions included:

The discussion on April 6 will focus on the first half of the book, through Chapter 12, "Rope Butt". The remainder of the book will be discussed the following week, April 13. Both meetings will be at 7 p.m. in the library's Blackburn Room.

Possible questions to consider for discussion include:

Works Cited

Croke, B. (2002, December 15). Prize-winning novelist attempts panhandle parody, but stumbles. The Washington Times, B8. Retrieved February 8, 2006 from LexisNexis database.

Graham, D. (2003, October). Not-so-great plains. Texas Monthly, 31, 74-80. Retrieved February 8, 2006 from Academic Search Premier database.

Gross, S. (2003, January 6). Proulx's novel run's wild as it captures a region's history. BC Cycle. Retrieved February 8, 2006 from LexisNexis database.

Ruffin, P. (2003). That old ace in the hole. Texas Review, 24, 130-132. Retrieved February 8, 2006 from Academic Search Premier database.

That old Ace in the hole (book). (2002). Kirkus Reviews, 70, 1423. Retrieved March 10, 2006 from Academic Search Premier database.

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