Cowboys are my
Weakness by Pam Houston is a rollicking group of short stories. Pam’s
passion for the out of doors suffuses her books with a strong western
influence. She writes so vividly I swear you can see the colors of sunsets on
the page, feel the wind, and hear the roar of white water. Clearly she has never seen a trail she did
not yearn to walk, a river that did not need jumping into, or a mountain that
could be passed by without climbing. She is an amazing woman and an
exceptionally talented author.
In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey, says the narrator in the collection's title story. But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West. Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. Cowboys Are My Weakness is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women together and apart.