Book festival held in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition, which featured more than 60 authors discussing their latest books.

The daylong event Saturday was the first adjunct festival of the Texas Book Festival in Austin.

The San Antonio Express-News ( ) reports that authors attending included Lawrence Wright, Domingo Martinez and Sandra Cisneros.

Martinez, a finalist for the National Book Award last year for his memoir of growing up in Brownsville “The Boy Kings of Texas,” read a passage from the book about how his sisters coped with junior high. That included dying their hair blond, wearing designer clothing and talking like California valley girls. They called each other Mimi.

Martinez said, “They became blue-blooded, trust-funded tennis bunnies from Connecticut, accidentally living in Brownsville with us.”

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