Friday, December 13, 2013

Short Takes

NPR Books rounds up a list of the 200 titles that stood out in 2013 for its "Guide to 2013's Great Reads." Book critic and author Jane Ciabattari selects Tom Kealey's THIEVES I'VE KNOWN, saying that "Kealey honors these marginal and troubled young Americans with fierce honesty."

WUGA-TV will air the documentary Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice on December 15, 2013 at 7:00pm. This broadcast coincides with the release of Maurice C. Daniels' new book, SAVING THE SOUL OF GEORGIA: DONALD L. HOLLOWELL AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.

Atlanta Magazine picks two UGA Press books for its "Top Ten Books of the Year" list. EAT DRINK DELTA is "immensely satisfying" and "unforgettable ramble through the soul of the Mississippi Delta." ISLAND TIME "tells the spellbinding history of Saint Simons Island."

Northeast Georgia Living also has a review of ISLAND TIME in its latest issue:
Jingle Davis has given us a thorough and engaging history of this much-loved Georgia island, and photographer Benjamin Galland brings this unique place to life with his exquisite photographs. . . . The care and depth of knowledge of both Davis and Galland is much in evidence and their insights intuitive. . . . You might think this sounds like another coffee table book to gift to a relative to enjoy for an hour or so and then be laid to rest to collect dust. It is not. . . . It will be hard for a visitor to drive across that causeway ever again and not see the island with a more respectful understanding of its story, and, now vulnerability.
Kate Sweeney has shared on her blog the launch event information for her forthcoming book, AMERICAN AFTERLIFE:
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 14th at 7:30 pm, and come on down to Manual’s Tavern in Atlanta for live music, raconteurs from Carapace, Atlanta’s amazing storytelling outfit; and more. A Capella Books will be selling brand-spankin’ new copies of AMERICAN AFTERLIFE.
Make sure to attend!