Short and Sweet: The Bite-Size Book Club
Sometimes less is more. Why clog your bookshelf with large tomes and heavy doorstopper novels? It's enough to scare the Dickens out of a reader!
Each month, we'll delve into a different short story or novella. Classic tales, modern yarns, anything under two hundred pages!
So come and dip your toes into the shallow end of the literary pool. The story's fine!
This month's selection: Music of the Swamp by Lewis Nordan
Lewis Nordan’s fiction invents its own world--always populated by madly heroic misfits. In Music of the Swamp, he focuses his magic and imagination on a boy’s utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father--a man who attracts bad luck like a magnet. Nordan evokes ten-year-old Sugar Mecklin’s world with dazzling clarity: the smells, the tastes, and most surely the sounds of life in this peculiar, somewhat bizarre, Delta town. Sugar discovers that what his daddy says is true: “The Delta is filled up with death”; but he also finds an endless supply of hope. (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
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Wednesday Nov 4, 2020
- Wednesday Nov 4, 2020