A Conversation with Justin Deabler

For our March book club pick, TBF Literary Director Matt Patin will be chatting with native Houstonian Justin Deabler about his first book, Lone Stars. Grab your copy and register today for our discussion on Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Zoom details will be sent to participants closer to the event. Please email bookfest@texasbookfestival with any questions.

“Lone Stars is a multigenerational story, told with sincerity, heart and a profound understanding of what it means to grow up in a community where being homosexual is considered perverse. It’s also a novel about secrets, and not just those pertaining to sexual identity.” – Carol Memmott, Washington Post

2021 book club picks:

February: Memorial by Bryan Washington

January: Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han

2020 book club picks:

December: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

November: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

October: Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

September: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

August: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

July: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

June: How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

May: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

April: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

March: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

February: You and I Eat the Same edited by Chris Ying

January: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi