By Roy Blount Jr. Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 368 pgs., $25.
The Secret Homoerotic Life and Times of Jerry Falwell
‘The Fat Man Cometh: The Secret Homoerotic Life and Times of Jerry Falwell, as told to Rusty Sharpe’
Author David Sedaris tells tales of quitting smoking, traveling the world — and one about a grandma with a disturbing tattoo
David Sedaris didn’t need the patch or nicotine gum to quit smoking.
Instead, he opted for a more unconventional method — a three-month hiatus in Tokyo.
U of L prof’s new novel details love amid war
Paul Griner’s students at U of L, where he has taught for 13 years, regard him as highly as his readers do in the wider world.
Philip K. Dick gets the graphic treatment
Recent times have been good to Philip K. Dick. He has received more recognition and, somewhat as a result, been legitimized.
How to handle a pedophile
Crime by Irvine Welsh. W.W. Norton; 352 pgs., $14.95.
This one’s for readers and writers. Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing, which starts Saturday, May 23, will offer free readings for eight days.
The darker side
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday; 256 pages, $24.95.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda
No Regrets: 101 Fabulous Things to Do Before You’re Too Old, Married, or Pregnant
By Sarah Ivens. Broadway Books; 268 pgs., $14.
A fictional Shaker village and its modern re-creation have some uncomfortable commonalities in a new mystery by Susan Wittig Albert.