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Slow Moving Dreams
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Tom Hardy’s new novel, Slow Moving Dreams, tells the story of Tom Carter, a city man who is forced by the death of a cousin to return to his rural roots in West Texas. Hardy takes his readers along two journeys in this novel: the first is the physical journey that Tom takes as he drives to the funeral in Alpine, and the second is an exploration of Tom’s life as a child growing up in the country that the adult Tom is now passing through.  But not all of those memories are happy ones, as Tom and his cousins soon find out. The funeral starts to unravel a dark secret that could change everything Tom thought he knew about his family.
Hardy breathes life into all of his characters with his witty dialogue and nostalgic memory sequences. Slow Moving Dreams is a story of homecoming and family bonds that, in this age of consumerism and technology, is a refreshing change of pace. For those familiar with the lifestyle of the modern cowboy, the life Tom Carter remembers is a reminder of the old days, when nature provided everything one could ever need. But all readers, new to the cowboy’s world or not, are in for a fun, heart-warming tale as they follow Tom’s exploration of his past and realizations about his future.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Chapter 1: 4:00 PM, Friday, November 17, 1961, Texas Panhandle
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 2: 6:30 AM, Saturday, October 2, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. Chapter 3: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Austin, Texas
  2. pp. 11-16
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  1. Chapter 4: 10:00 AM, July 1958, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. Chapter 5: 2:45 PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Austin, Texas
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. Chapter 6: 4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 6, 2004, Texas Panhandle
  2. p. 25
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  1. Chapter 7: 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Austin, Texas
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Chapter 8: 8:30 AM, Monday, July 23, 1956, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 29-33
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  1. Chapter 9: 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Texas Panhandle
  2. p. 35
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  1. Chapter 10: 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Texas Hill Country
  2. pp. 37-39
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  1. Chapter 11: 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 28, 1956, West Texas
  2. pp. 41-43
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  1. Chapter 12: 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, West Texas
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. Chapter 13: 5:30 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Pecos, Texas
  2. p. 49
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  1. Chapter 14: 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, West Texas
  2. pp. 51-53
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  1. Chapter 15: 10:00 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Davis Mountains, West Texas
  2. p. 55
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  1. Chapter 16: 8:00 AM, Friday, October 8, 2004, West Texas
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Chapter 17: 11:00 AM, Friday, October 8, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. Chapter 18: 5:00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. Chapter 19: 6:30 AM, Saturday, October 9, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 83-93
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  1. Chapter 20: 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 95-102
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  1. Chapter 21: 5:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 103-108
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  1. Chapter 22: 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 109-125
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  1. Chapter 23:1:00 AM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 127-136
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  1. Chapter 24: 8:00 AM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 137-141
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  1. Chapter 25: 9:00 AM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. Chapter 26: 12:00 PM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Chapter 27: 12:00 PM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Chapter 28: 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 10, 2004, Alpine, West Texas
  2. pp. 169-174
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  1. Permissions
  2. p. 175
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 176
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