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                                                            July, 2002                               Vol. 3, No.6

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Southeast Independent Bestseller List (managed by Book Sense and SEBA).

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Book Reviews

The Time of Jacob's Trouble,      Robert L. Hall, 2002
Lord Baltimore, Stephen Doster, 2002
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, 2002
Ella in Bloom, Shelby Hearon, 2000
A Garden to Keep, Jamie Langston Turner, 2001
Shadow of an Angel, Mignon F. Ballard, 2002
A Valley to Die For, Radine Trees Nehring, 2002
For Love or Honor Bound, Derek Hart, 2001
The Camellia City, Phillip Routh, 2000
Porch Swing Stories, R. A. Moulds, 2000
Swinging in Place: Porch Life in Southern Culture, Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon, 2001
Open House, Beth Ann Fennelly, 2002
Red Clay, Blue Cadillac : Stories of Twelve Southern Women, Michael Malone, 2002
INHERITANCE: Selections from the South Carolina Fiction Project, edited by Janette Turner Hospital, 2001
Heminway's Key West, 2nd editon, Stuart B. McIver, 2002
Wilder Mississippi, Stephen Kirkpatrick (Photography), Marlo C. Kirkpatrick, 2001
Cemetery Silk, E. Joan Sims, 2002
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Featured Fiction Author
Mayberry with Tides
An Interview with Stephen Doster
by Joyce Dixon

English-born Stephen Doster moved as a toddler to St. Simons Island, Georgia.  The southern town where children played baseball on the beach and had the run of the island is tenderly remembered as "Mayberry with tides."  His debut novel Lord Baltimore captures a country club island youth as he treks through coastal Georgia.


Featured Fiction Author
The Horseman Cometh
An Interview with Robert L. Hall
By Joyce Dixon

In this cowboy there is interesting blend of Don Imus and Roy Rogers.  Robert L. Hall in a soft-voice speaks his mind on a variety of issues -- without apologies.  Music, Christian faith and strong moral values are also deep-seated characteristics. In his debut novel, The Time of Jacob's Trouble, Hall creates a concerto of emotional rhythms that play out in his tortured hero.

Featured Library
Alabama Athenaeum
Bay Minette Public Library
by Joyce Dixon

Librarians not only act as caretakers for the written word, but as movers and shakers to introduce new books to readers and guides to those hoping to join the world of literature.  Charlotte Cabaniss, Director of Library Services at Bay Minette Public Library, is such a librarian.  Bay Minette (located about 29 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama) has become a siren to authors as word of the Alabama Athenaeum continues to spread. 


A Gathering of Southern Words
Razorback Writers
Arkansas Writers' Conference 2002
by Robert L. Hall

Leonard Bishop defines fiction as, “A panoramic view of reality, in which you create your reality in your own way.”  One does so by acting out the outer details, and then filling them in.  In summation, he stresses that writing is more in the attitude of the writer and not the aptitude. It is only in the wanting to write that we finally will be measured.  We need to be desperate to be published in order to succeed.

Featured Landmark
Bullet: Alabama’s Jesse Owens
by Z.M. Jack

On an otherwise quiet Sunday enthusiasts gather in the North Alabama hamlet of Oakville, birthplace of Jesse Owens, to witness the unveiling of a roadside historical marker to the runner known as the “Buckeye Bullet.” 

Porch Tales
Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch.
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