Featuring extended interview
“We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
Baby, Let’s Play House
By Alanna Nash. It Books; 702 pgs., $27.99. Release date: Jan. 5, 2010
'Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction'
I’m always filled with a slight sense of nervousness when picking up a posthumous collection of unpublished fiction by a well-respected author.
The office politics and drama behind making a cartoon
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
By John Ortved. Faber and Faber Inc.; 332 pgs., $27.
The Year of The Flood
By Margaret Atwood. Knopf Doubleday Publishing; 448 pgs.; $26.95.
Barbara Kingsolver on politics, place and her ambitious new novel
Her writing is expansive; Barbara Kingsolver has written about everything from missionary work in Africa to how to eat out of your own backyard.
I Drink for a Reason
(By David Cross. Grand Central Publishing; 256 pgs., $23.99.)
Again this year, most sessions of Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing will feature combinations of diverse forms of the written word.
Author talks about new book, coal mining and Nina Simone
Silas House, a man born and raised in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, is the author of three novels, including the much-ballyhooed “Clay’s Quilt.” He has written a play, “The
Local author shares his Iraq experiences
When Fred Minnick smiles or laughs, he seems momentarily transformed into a young boy, filled with innocence. Dimples form and his blues eyes seem illuminated.