Thursday, July 1, 2010

We're all about the dark side...
























...at Chapter 16 these days. I've got a review up of Delta Blues, an anthology of new stories by a gaggle crime writers, including John Grisham and James Lee Burke. This one would make a great vacation read, especially for blues lovers--read about it here.

Unless you're stone deaf to literary buzz, you've certainly heard about Mr. Peanut, the ferocious debut novel from Nashvillian Adam Ross. Don't miss Ed Tarkington's excellent review, and check out the lively Q&A with Ross by C16's fearless editor Margaret Renkl.

On a gentler note, there are a couple of wonderful, poignant essays about lost loved ones: "A Natural History of Cemeteries" by Michael Sims, and "The Old Man" by Wayne Christeson.

And there's lots more, of course. Get to it all from the home page. Happy reading.

Les Aureoles, Louis Welden Hawkins, 1894

2 comments:

dissed said...

James Lee Burke. Love-hate. I'll have to do some reading.

Lucy said...

southern writers in the summer, what could be better...