reviews

Blue Smoke

Dolly Parton: $12 Dolly Parton explores her ties to her Tennessee home in her forty-second studio album, Blue Smoke. The sixty-eight-year-old, pint-sized beauty (she’s…

Shotgun Lovesongs

By Nickolas Butler St. Martin’s Press, 304 pages: $25.90 Shotgun Lovesongs is Nickolas Butler’s first novel. Set in the fictional town of Little Wing,…

Galveston

By Nic Pizzolatto Scribner, 258 pages: $24.90 Nic Pizzolatto, author of this novel that came out four years ago and the creator of the…

Life Journey

Leon Russell: $10 Leon Russell’s voice is creased and worn and utterly spectacular in his thirty-seventh studio record, Life Journey. But before you listen…

After I’m Gone

By Laura Lippman William Morrow: $26.99 Author Laura Lippman has twenty mystery novels under her belt, but I’ve only recently discovered her, and that…

Goodbye Normal Street

Turnpike Troubadours: $10 The Turnpike Troubadours, sons of Oklahoma, writers of some of the best country music around, aspired to play at Cain’s Ballroom…

Sycamore Row

By John Grisham Random House : $28.95 I think most Grisham fans will be delighted with this new book by one of the greatest…

Lennon and Maisy

iTunes: $2.97 lennonandmaisy.com Singing sensations Lennon and Maisy Stella were born in Canada, but Nashville is their home. Not just the city, but the…

Labor Day

By Joyce Maynard William Morrow Publishers: $13.99 I recently saw previews for the movie, Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. I can’t…

Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves : $9.99 Kacey Musgraves started singing in public when she was eight years old. At nine she wrote her first song. By…