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Coming in May--Order NOW
Go Down Looking, a novel inspired by real events, is available May 9, 2012. Order a copy signed by the author now on BOOKS.
The Rivers Trilogy available in a boxed set

Jim Ainsworth cuts the Rivers men--Jake, Gray Boy, and Rance--from traditional American cloth--a little Huck Finn, a little Nick Adams, a little Holden Caulfield. . . a little John Wayne, a little Marlon Brando, a little James Dean.
-- Charles Bailey, Texas State University English Professor and contributor and speaker for the Southwest Regional Humanities Center, expert of Cormac McCarthy’s work.

Boxed set of the first 3 novels in the Rivers Series is now available in BOOKS.

Read Jim Ainsworth’s new serial novel:
Borrowed to the Bone. See more of Jim’s work on Venture Galleries >>>

Take advantage of Jim’s special offer:  With the purchase of any book, Jim will include a free copy of either Rivers Ebb or Rivers Crossing. See BOOKS.

Home Light Burning, prequel to the Rivers Trilogy
As always, Jim Ainsworth finds more truth in fiction than in limited facts. As a prequel to his three previous novels in the Rivers series, research and family stories blend to create illumination and drama in
Home Light Burning.  --  Dr. Fred Tarpley

Biscuits Across the Brazos, a memoir
Before the Rivers Trilogy, there was
Biscuits Across the Brazos. Jim Ainsworth made a covered wagon and horseback trip across Texas to retrace the journey his ancestors made two generations earlier. This book chronicles that trip. Jim’s memoir is back with a new cover from Sunstone Press. 

Reader Comments:

    “Jake Rivers is the most lovable character I have ever encountered in fiction.”

    “The follow the Rivers Trilogy is one the most endearing stories that ever swept across the literary landscape, and yet its implications are universal.”

    “Complex, colorful and unforgettable characters.”

    “A refreshing change from formula fiction. Should be on every best-seller list in the country.”

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Jim speaks to groups across the country. Get in touch to arrange a visit.

Texas author Jim Ainsworth, at home in Commerce

Listen to Podcast as Jim discusses his outstanding coming of age novel set in 1958 West Texas, Rivers Ebb, along with other titles.


More on Go Down Looking: The Book Club Radio Program Podcast with John Austin   Listen to Jim reading.

Texas Scribes: Jim Ainsworth reads from his novel "Go Down Looking."

Interview with KGVL 9-MAY-2012

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