I Can Hear the Cowbells Ring


by Lionel G. García

ISBN: 978-1-55885-114-6
Publication Date: January 1, 1994
Pages: 206
Bind: Trade Paperback




I Can Hear the Cowbells Ring is Lionel G. García’s collection of autobiographical vignettes reconstructing life in a small rural village in South Texas after World War II. With characteristic fine humor and occasional brushstrokes of nostalgia, the author succeeds in portraying a multitude of characters — from his, crazy uncle Merce, to the long suffering village priest and the town dog — brought together by warmth, tolerance and caring that binds them into an extended family. Throughout, the joy of life that pervades this remarkable collection dazzles the reader into a reaffirmation of all that is good and courageous in human beings struggling to eke out an existence with little more than hope and the sweat from their unending toil.