The rich diversity of our fall list indicates TCU Press's continuing commitment to quality regional publishing. We are proud to have two of Texas' best-known authors on our list. Gary Cartwright's Galveston -- too long out of print and now making its first appearance in a paper edition -- is a book much requested both on Galveston Island and throughout the state. C. W. Smith's novel, Understanding Women, goes beyond the usual coming-of-age fiction by capturing the contradictions and tensions of the 1950s in America and by dealing with the then-forbidden issue of abortion. In a different publishing climate, both books would have gone to commercial publishers. New York's loss is our gain.The funny, poignant memoir, In Jewish Texas, joins our two previous studies of the Jewish experience in Texas -- the more scholarly history, A Light in the Prairie: Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, 1872-1997, and the young-adult novel, The Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin. All three books illustrate our interest in exploring Texas history and life.