I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Gillespie County Fair." There is so much more to this book and storyline than one would expect by reading the title. Small town politics, secrets within secrets leading to actions by characters taken, some erroneously, due to a lack of truth. I particularly enjoyed the characters, the way they interact with each other, and the reasons behind their actions.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever lived or dreamed of living in a small town. There is a uniqueness to this environment which is further enhanced by the author's depth of knowledge about this small town in the always surprising state of Texas. I can't wait to read more books by Marc Hess.