Friday, August 08, 2014

Short Takes

CORNBREAD NATION 7 tackles "this great complicated subject of Southern food, Southern food history and chefs, the habits and humor and rules that go in and around and behind our food," according to a recent review in Garden & Gun. It is "described and analyzed and eulogized by some of the South's finest writers." 

In a starred review, Kirkus calls Monica McFawn's BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE "[t]he rarest kind of literary debut—unpredictable and moving."

Voice of Vashon interviews Julian Hoffman about his book, THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS. Listen to the interview here. Also, be sure to pickup one of the remaining cloth copies of the book before they are gone. We will be releasing the paperback edition later this fall.

PopMatters reviews Tison Pugh's TRUMAN CAPOTE:
What the book does best is encourage us to seek out Capote’s work in any form. Capote’s artistic talent, and not his sexuality, is of utmost importance. There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in quotes like “I knew damn well I’d never be a movie star. It’s too hard and if you’re intelligent, it’s too embarrassing,” uttered by Holly Golightly, which could also have been about Capote himself, who knew he didn’t have the right looks to be a star, even though he adored the movies.
The Journal of Peace Research reviews Marc Sommers' STUCK:
Sommers has produced an important book that deals with an issue pertaining to many processes of postwar reconstruction and development in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. His careful analysis underscores the importance of addressing the challenges and needs of youth in postwar contexts for achieving stability and sustainable development.
John Inscoe will be discussing his book, THE CIVIL WAR IN GEORGIA, at the Gwinnett County Public Library on September 15 as part of "Civil War 150." The event will begin at 6:30pm. More information is available here. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.