Saturday, July 27, 2013
Scott Phillips is probably best known for his debut novel, The Ice Harvest, which was made into a film with John Cusak and Billy Bob Thornton.Counterpoint has just released his novel Rake, the story of an American soap opera actor who gets in over his head when he tries to make a movie in Paris.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Stephen Usery welcomes Cathie Pelletier to the program. She's written ten novels, five of which are set in the fictional town of Mattagash, Maine. In the new book, The One-Way Bridge, mailman Orville Craft and Vietnam vet Harry Plunkett butt heads as almost the entire town begins to feel unhappy with their relationships in this humorous and heartbreaking portrait of a small town on the Canadian border.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sara Hoover interviews historian William P. Hustwit about his book, James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation. Kilpatrick was a controversial newspaper editor and syndicated columnist who attempted to use intellectual arguments for maintaining the unfair and racist Jim Crow laws of the South. He was also a key figure in turning southern conservatives toward the Republican Party in the 1960s and 70s.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Linda Lloyd interviews New York Times bestselling Author Beth Hoffman about her new novel, Looking For Me. Teddi Overman has left her native Kentucky to get involved with the antiques trade in Charleston, South Carolina. However, she returns home in hopes of finding her estranged and missing brother Josh, while confronting difficult memories in her family's past.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Stephen Usery welcomes Ace Atkins back to the program this week to discuss The Broken Places, the third installment of the Quinn Colson series. Former Army Ranger turned Mississippi county sheriff, Colson is suspicious of his sister's ex-con preacher boyfriend, while some Parchman Prison escapees are lurking in the background.