Book Shelf

Whether reliving the life of the musicals man of Dallas or a family’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, authors with local ties are finding their way onto our bookshelves.

Here are a few we think you should consider:

My Life with Tom Hughes: A Personal Story of the “Musical Man” of Dallas
Available: thetomhughesproject.com
If you’re looking for the perfect coffee-table book for a Dallas historian or art lover, this is it. Nearly 200 pages of photographs, memorabilia, and stories chronicle the birth of Dallas’ art scene through the lens of the late Tom Hughes. In addition to his work with Dallas Summer Musicals, the book, for the first time, also weaves together the unforgettable story of his romance with author Kouri Hughes as well as their marriage and family life.


The Animal Kingdom
Available: RizzoliBookstore.com
Elegantly designed and packaged, acclaimed photographer and Highland Park alum Randal Ford presents the beauty, power, and even humor of 150 furry and feathered species. From a young male lion cub with a seemingly rebellious mohawk to a chimpanzee in a pensive pose, this collection will delight any animal or bird lover.


Broken Beauty
Available: Amazon.com
Native Texan and Park Cities resident Sarah Smith reveals her and her family’s powerful and personal journey in navigating the devastating world of early-onset Alzheimer’s. This compelling and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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