Not so with these books…a consistently strong, yet consistently diverse, collection of writers from across the South. Nashville scene“new readers will find much to love while old readers will be pleased yet again. Southern scribe“readers can choose a level of literary elegance and edginess that best suits them…a raw power that’s off the charts.
Atlanta journal-Constitution“These stories are rooted. They are full of the sights and sounds of the region, but the motivations and actions of the characters are universal… It doesn't get much better than that. The advocate“…he, and they, have done it again…”jackson Free Press“Sonny Brewer gives readers a wide variety of style and substance in his third volume of Stories from the Blue Moon Café.
Readers need not ever have set foot south of the mason-dixon line to appreciate the bold, and the humorous short stories, poems, the horrifying, and even songs from the South’s preeminent authors and its strongest new voices, the brash, essays, gathered together for a feast in Stories from the Blue Moon Café III.
About the editor:Sonny Brewer lives in Fairhope, Alabama. They are of a place but are more than just the setting. Proving that the waters of southern talent run deep and that traditions are meant to be both honored and stood on their ear, the third volume of Stories from the Blue Moon Café presents the most talented practitioners of Southern writing.
This third volume sets a new standard. Northeast mississippi daily journal“…the most attractive aspect of these stories is that each author speaks his truth unflinchingly, be it pleasant or ugly… In a paean to humanity at its best and worst with a Southern twist, Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III evokes the bittersweet angst of a way of life so deeply embedded that its memory shrouds the future still.
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He now edits for macadam cagein 2010 he edited the collection of autobiographical essays: Don't Quit your Day Job. They are crazy, but not asked to be quiet: “Go ahead, Uncle Ralph, where was it they landed?” And no one laughs. In voices that are rich and distinct, the skills of these writers blend to lift up a harmony that’s foursquare and solid.
Good reading that tunes up your mind and echoes in your heart. Sonny brewer owned Over the Transom Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. Fannie flagg and Jill Conner Browne and W. Like the parlor chorus of conversation at a Southern family reunion, the voices in the Stories from the Blue Moon Café II anthology are loud, or they are soft.
Book-ended by stories from larry brown and william gay—two masters of storytelling from a tradition that’s rooted south of the Mason-Dixon—this collection runs the scale from humor to pathos and back again, an essay or two, picking up a poem here and there, and a concert of stories. Editing, from magazine editing to teaching high school english, publishing, and writing have been the consistent thread in a tapestry of work and jobs that has included everything from radar and electronics repair to deck-handing on a tugboat, from freelance writing for lawyers and corporations to finding and publishing new writers.
E. Griffin lend their bestseller styles, and eighteen-year-old Eric Kingrea proves we’re growing new authors down South who only used to be unheard of. Or they do, and somebody pulls a gun and everything goes quiet again. B.
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This collection of thirty Southern writers gathers some of the finest authors in the country—with stories, essays, and a poem. Demonstrating a range of styles, topics, and themes these stories display each writer’s craftsmanship and talent and together form a testament to the grand literary tradition of the South.
About the editorsonny Brewer owns Over the Transom Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. Griffinwinston groommelinda haynesfrank turner hollonsilas houseSuzanne HudsonDouglas KelleyTom KellyMichael KnightBev MarshallJennifer PaddockBarbara Robinette MossJudith RichardsRichard ShackelfordGeorge SingletonMonroe ThompsonSidney ThompsonBrad WatsonSteve Yarbrough.
Terry Cline, Jr. Pat conroytom corcoranbeth Ann FennellyPatricia FosterTom FranklinWilliam GayJim GilbertW. E. B. He was editor of the city magazine in mobile, alabama, associate editor of an alabama weekly newspaper, Rembrandt the Rocker, and is the author of a parable on aging cleverly disguised as a children’s book, and a feature columnist; he edited an anthology of Fairhope writers and artists called Red Bluff Review, and a book of dime-store philosophy called A Yin for Change.
Contributors:marlin BartonRick BraggJill Conner BrowneC.